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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).

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Barnes, Deborah E., Alexa S. Beiser, Anne Lee, Kenneth M. Langa, Alain Koyama, Sarah R. Preis, John Neuhaus, Ryan J. McCammon, Kristine Yaffe, Sudha Seshadri, Mary N. Haan, and David Weir. Online Access 2014. "Development and validation of a brief dementia screening indicator for primary care." Alzheimer's & Dementia, . DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, Peter A. Ubel, Amanda J. Dillard, David Weir, and Angela Fagerlin. 2014. "Health Numeracy: The Importance of Domain in Assessing Numeracy." Medical Decision Making, 34(1): 107-115. PMCID: PMC4106034. DOI. Abstract.

Weir, David, and Others. 2013. "Genome-wide Association Analysis of Blood-Pressure Traits in African-Ancestry Individuals Reveals Common Associated Genes in African and Non-African Populations." American Journal of Human Genetics, 93(3): 545-554. PMCID: PMC3769920. DOI. Abstract.

Weir, David, and Others. 2013. "GWAS of 126,559 Individuals Identifies Genetic Variants Associated with Educational Attainment." Science, 340(6139): 1467-1471. PMCID: PMC3751588. DOI.

Clarke, Philippa J., V. Marshall, and David Weir. 2012. "Unexpected retirement from full time work after age 62: consequences for life satisfaction in older Americans." European Journal of Ageing, 9(3): 207-219. PMCID: PMC3805020. DOI. Abstract.

Duckworth, A., David Weir, E. Tsukayama, and D. Kwok. 2012. "Who does well in life? Conscientious adults excel in both objective and subjective success." Frontiers in Psychology, 3: 356. PMCID: PMC3498890. DOI. Abstract.

Naylor, M., J. Karlawish, S. Arnold, A. Khachaturian, Z. Khachaturian, V. Lee, M. Baumgart, S. Banerjee, C. Beck, K. Blennow, R. Brookmeyer, K. Brunden, K. Buckwalter, M. Comer, K. Covinsky, L. Feinberg, G. Frisoni, C. Green, R. Guimaraes, L. Gwyther, F. Hefti, M. Hutton, C. Kawas, D. Kent, L. Kuller, Kenneth M. Langa, R. Mahley, K. Maslow, C. Masters, D. Meier, P. Neumann, S. Paul, R. Petersen, M. Sager, M. Sano, D. Schenk, H. Soares, R. Sperling, S. Stahl, V. van Deerlin, Y. Stern, David Weir, D. Wolk, and J. Trojanowski. 2012. "Advancing Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, treatment, and care: recommendations from the Ware Invitational Summit." Alzheimer's & Dementia, 8(5): 445-52. PMCID: PMC3552530. DOI. Abstract.

Sakshaug, Joseph, Mick P. Couper, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and David Weir. 2012. "Linking survey and administrative records: mechanisms of consent." Sociological Methods and Research, 41: 535-569. DOI. Abstract.

Weir, David, Jessica D. Faul, and Kenneth M. Langa. 2011. "Proxy interviews and bias in cognition measures due to non-response in longitudinal studies: a comparison of HRS and ELSA." Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 2(2): 170-184. Abstract.

Nicholas, Lauren, Kenneth M. Langa, Theodore J. Iwashyna, and David Weir. 2011. "Regional Variation in the Association Between Advance Directives and End-of-Life Medicare Expenditures." Journal of the American Medical Association, 306(13): 1447-1453. PMCID: PMC3332047. DOI. Abstract.

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