• Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Tennessee, USA (1970)
  • A.B., Department of Psychology, Davidson College, USA (1967)


  • Taxonomy of Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders
  • Developmental and Genetic Epidemiology of Youth Mental Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder and Juvenile Delinquency


  • Lahey, B. B., Flagg, E. W., Bird, H. R., Schwab-Stone, M., Canino, G., Dulcan, M. K., Leaf, P. J., Davies, M., Brogan, D., Bourdon, K., Horwitz, S. M., Rubio-Stipec, M., Freeman, D. H., Lichtman, J., Shaffer, D., Goodman, S. H., Narrow, W. E., Weissman, M. M., Kandel, D. B., Jensen, P. S., Richters, J. E., & Regier, D. A. (1996). The NIMH Methods for the Epidemiology of Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders (MECA) Study: Background and methodology. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 35, 855-864.

  • Lahey, B. B., Miller, T.L., Gordon, R. A., & Riley, A. (1999). Developmental epidemiology of the disruptive behavior disorders. In H. Quay & A. Hogan (Eds.), Handbook of the disruptive behavior disorders. New York: Plenum.

  • Lahey, B. B., & Waldman, I. D. (2003). A developmental propensity model of the origins of conduct problems during childhood and adolescence. In B. B. Lahey, T. E. Moffitt, & A. Caspi (Eds.), Causes of conduct disorder and serious delinquency. New York: Guilford Press.

  • Lahey, B. B., Pelham, W. E., Loney, J., Lee, S. S., & Willcutt, E. (2005). Instability of the DSM-IV subtypes of ADHD from preschool through elementary school. Archives of General Psychiatry, 62, 896-902.

  • Lahey, B. B., Pelham, W. E., Chronis, A., Massetti, G., Kipp, H., Lahey B. B.,  & Waldman, I. D. (2012). Annual Research Review: Phenotypic and causal structure of conduct disorder in the broader context of prevalent forms of psychopathology. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 53, 536-557.

  • Lahey, B. B.,  & D’Onofrio, B. M. (2010). All in the family: Comparing siblings to test causal hypotheses regarding environmental influences on behavior. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19, 319-323.

  • Lahey, B. B., Van Hulle, C. A., Singh, A. L., Waldman, I. D., & Rathouz, P. J. (2011). Higher-order genetic and environmental structure of prevalent forms of child and adolescent psychopathology.  Archives of General Psychiatry, 68, 181-189.

  • Waldman, I.D., Tackett, J. L.., Van Hulle, C. A., Applegate, B., Pardini, D., Frick, P. J., and Lahey, B. B. (2011). Child and adolescent conduct disorder substantially shares genetic influences with three socioemotional dispositions. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 57-70.

  • Lahey, B. B., McNealy, K., Knodt, A., Zald, D. H., Sporns, O., Manuck, S. B., Flory, J. D., Applegate, B., Rathouz, P. J., & Hariri, A. R. (2012). Using confirmatory factor analysis to measure contemporaneous activation of defined neuronal networks in functional magnetic resonance imaging. NeuroImage, 60, 1982-1991.

  • D'Onofrio, B. M., Van Hulle, C. A. Goodnight, J. A., Rathouz, P. J., & Lahey, B. B. (2012). Is maternal smoking during pregnancy a causal environmental risk factor for adolescent antisocial behavior? Testing etiological theories and assumptions. Psychological Medicine, 42, 1535-1545.

  • Davis, F. C.,  Knodt, A., Sporns, O., Lahey, B. B., Zald, D. H., Brigidi, B. D., & Hariri, A. R. (in press). Impulsivity and the modular organization of resting-state neural networks. Cerebral Cortex.

Last Updated: February 07, 2014

Benjamin Lahey, PhD
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