2nd Annual John F. Greden, M.D., Scholar in Residence Lecture

This Wednesday, April 3rd, at 10:30 AM renowned psychology, epidemiology and genetics expert Dr. Avshalom Caspi will deliver the 2nd Annual John F. Greden Scholar in Residence Lecture. This talk will be held in the Rachel Upjohn Building Auditorium (map).


The topic of this year’s lecture is “Young Children’s Self-control and the Health and Wealth of their Nation”. Policy-makers are considering large-scale early intervention programs to enhance children’s self-control, with the aim of reducing crime and improving citizens’ health and wealth.  This talk will review evidence from a number of population-representative cohort studies and discuss the implications of their findings.

Dr. Caspi’s research focuses on three main questions:

  • How do childhood experiences shape the course of health inequalities across the life span?
  • How do genetic differences between people shape the way they respond to their environments?
  • What are the best ways to assess and measure personality differences between people?

He has been the recipient of a A.W. Mellon Visiting Fellowship at the University of Capetown, South Africa, the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize for Productive Youth Development, and the NARSAD Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Childhood Psychiatric Disorders.

All information for this event was found here.



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