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David Weir

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Research Professor, Survey Research Center.

Ph.D., Stanford University

Dr. Weir's current research interests include the measurement of health-related quality of life; the use of cost-effectiveness measures in health policy and medical decision-making; the role of supplemental health insurance in the Medicare population; the effects of health, gender, and marital status on economic well-being in retirement; and the effects of early-life experience on longevity and health at older ages. He also directs the Health and Retirement Study (HRS).

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Direk, Nese, Stephanie Williams, Jennifer A. Smith, Stephan Ripke, Tracy Air, Azmeraw T. Amare, Najaf Amin, Bernhard T. Baune, David A. Bennett, Douglas H. R. Blackwood, Dorret Boomsma, Gerome Breen, Henriette N. Buttenschøn, Enda M. Byrne, Anders D. Børglum, Enrique Castelao, Sven Cichon, Toni-Kim Clarke, Marilyn C. Cornelis, Udo Dannlowski, Philip L. De Jager, Ayse Demirkan, Enrico Domenici, Cornelia M. van Duijn, Erin C. Dunn, Johan G. Eriksson, Tonu Esko, Jessica Faul, Luigi Ferrucci, Myriam Fornage, Eco de Geus, Michael Gill, Scott D. Gordon, Hans Jörgen Grabe, Gerard van Grootheest, Steven P. Hamilton, Catharina A. Hartman, Andrew C. Heath, Karin Hek, Albert Hofman, Georg Homuth, Carsten Horn, Jouke Jan Hottenga, Sharon L. R. Kardia, Stefan Kloiber, Karestan Koenen, Zoltán Kutalik, Karl-Heinz Ladwig, Jari Lahti, Douglas F. Levinson, Cathryn M. Lewis, Glyn Lewis, Qingqin S. Li, David J. Llewellyn, Susanne Lucae, Kathryn L. Lunetta, Donald J. MacIntyre, Pamela Madden, Nicholas G. Martin, Andrew M. McIntosh, Andres Metspalu, Yuri Milaneschi, Grant W. Montgomery, Ole Mors, Thomas H. Mosley Jr, Joanne M. Murabito, Bertram Müller-Myhsok, Markus M. Nöthen, Dale R. Nyholt, Michael C. O'Donovan, Brenda W. Penninx, Michele L. Pergadia, Roy Perlis, James B. Potash, Martin Preisig, Shaun M. Purcell, Jorge A. Quiroz, Katri Räikkönen, John P. Rice, Marcella Rietschel, Margarita Rivera, Thomas G. Schulze, Jianxin Shi, Stanley Shyn, Grant C. Sinnamon, Johannes H. Smit, Jordan W. Smoller, Harold Snieder, Toshiko Tanaka, Katherine E. Tansey, Alexander Teumer, Rudolf Uher, Daniel Umbricht, Sandra Van der Auwera, Erin Bakshis Ware, David Weir, Myrna M. Weissman, Gonneke Willemsen, Jingyun Yang, and Wei Zhao, et al. Forthcoming. "An Analysis of Two Genome-Wide Association Meta-Analyses Identifies a New Locus for Broad Depression Phenotype." Biological psychiatry. DOI. Abstract.

Barban, Nicola, Rick Jansen, Jessica Faul, and David Weir, et al. Forthcoming. "Genome-wide analysis identifies 12 loci influencing human reproductive behavior." Nature Genetics. DOI. Abstract.

Ben-Avraham, Dan, David Karasik, Joe Verghese, Kathryn L. Lunetta, Jennifer A. Smith, John D. Eicher, Rotem Vered, Joris Deelen, Alice M. Arnold, Aron S. Buchman, Toshiko Tanaka, Jessica Faul, Maria Nethander, Myriam Fornage, Hieab H. Adams, Amy M. Matteini, Michele L. Callisaya, Albert V. Smith, Lei Yu, Philip L. De Jager, Denis A. Evans, Vilmundur Gudnason, Albert Hofman, Alison Pattie, Janie Corley, Lenore J. Launer, Davis S. Knopman, Neeta Parimi, Stephen T. Turner, Stefania Bandinelli, Marian Beekman, Danielle Gutman, Lital Sharvit, Simon P. Mooijaart, David C. Liewald, Jeanine J. Houwing-Duistermaat, Claes Ohlsson, Matthijs Moed, Vincent J. Verlinden, Dan Mellstrom, Jos N. van der Geest, Magnus Karlsson, Dena Hernandez, Rebekah McWhirter, Yongmei Liu, Russell Thomson, Gregory J. Tranah, Andre G. Uitterlinden, David Weir, Wei Zhao, John M. Starr, Andrew D. Johnson, M. Arfan Ikram, David A. Bennett, Steven R. Cummings, Ian J. Deary, Tamara B. Harris, Sharon L. R. Kardia, Thomas H. Mosley, Velandai K. Srikanth, Beverly G. Windham, Ann B. Newman, Jeremy D. Walston, Gail Davies, Daniel S. Evans, Eline P. Slagboom, Luigi Ferrucci, Douglas P. Kiel, Joanne M. Murabito, and Gil Atzmon. 2017. "The complex genetics of gait speed: genome-wide meta-analysis approach." Aging, 9(1): 209-246. DOI. Abstract.

Langa, Kenneth M., Eric Larson, Eileen Crimmins, Jessica Faul, Deborah Levine, Mohammed Kabeto, and David Weir. 2017. "A Comparison of the Prevalence of Dementia in the United States in 2000 and 2012." JAMA Internal Medicine, 177(1): 51-58. DOI. Abstract.

Puterman, Eli, Alison Gemmill, Deborah Karasek, David Weir, Nancy Adler, Aric Prather, and Elissa Epel. 2016. "Lifespan adversity and later adulthood telomere length in the nationally representative US Health and Retirement Study." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(42): E6335-E6342. DOI. Abstract.

Dunn, E., A. Wiste, F. Radmanesh, L. Almli, S. Gogarten, T. Sofer, Jessica Faul, Sharon L. R. Kardia, and David Weir, et al. 2016. "Genome-Wide Association Study (Gwas) and Genome-Wide by Environment Interaction Study (Gweis) of Depressive Symptoms in African American and Hispanic/Latina Women." Depression and Anxiety, 33(4): 265-280. PMCID: PMC4826276. DOI. Abstract.

Matteini, A., T. Tanaka, D. Karasik, G. Atzmon, W. Chou, J. Eicher, A. Arnold, M. Callisaya, G. Davies, D. Evans, B. Holtfreter, K. Lohman, K. Lunetta, M. Mangino, A. Smith, A. Teumer, L. Yu, D. Arking, A. Buchman, L. Chibinik, P. De Jager, D. Evans, Jessica Faul, M. Garcia, I. Gillham-Nasenya, V. Gudnason, A. Hofman, Y. Hsu, T. Ittermann, L. Lahousse, D. Liewald, Y. Liu, L. Lopez, F. Rivadeneira, J. Rotter, K. Siggeirsdottir, J. Starr, R. Thomson, G. Tranah, A. Uitterlinden, U. Völker, H. Völzke, David Weir, W. Zhao, W. Zhuang, J. Zmuda, D. Bennett, S. Cummings, I. Deary, L. Ferrucci, T. Harris, and Sharon L. R. Kardia, et al. 2016. "GWAS analysis of handgrip and lower body strength in older adults in the CHARGE consortium." Aging Cell, 15(5): 792-800. DOI. Abstract.

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Current PSC Trainee:

Lauren Schmitz.