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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).
Weir, David, Jessica Faul, and Jennifer Smith, et al. 2015. "Large-scale genomic analyses link reproductive aging to hypothalamic signaling, breast cancer susceptibility and BRCA1-mediated DNA repair." Nature Genetics, 47: 1294–1303. DOI. Abstract.
Weir, David, Jessica Faul, and Jennifer Smith, et al. 2015. "The association between lower educational attainment and depression owing to shared genetic effects? Results in ~25 000 subjects." Molecular Psychiatry, 20: 735-743. PMCID: PMC4610719. DOI. Abstract.
Cole, Steven W., Morgan E. Levine, Jesusa MG Arevalo, Jeffrey Ma, David Weir, and Eileen M. Crimmins. 2015. "Loneliness, eudaimonia, and the human conserved transcriptional response to adversity." Psychoneuroendocrinology, 62: 11-17. DOI. Abstract.
Faul, Jessica, and David Weir, et al. 2015. "Contribution of common non-synonymous variants in PCSK1 to body mass index variation and risk of obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis with evidence from up to 331 175 individuals." Human Molecular Genetics, 24(12): 3582-3594. PMCID: PMC4498155. DOI. Abstract.
Levine, M.E., S.W. Cole, David Weir, and E.M. Crimmins. 2015. "Childhood and later life stressors and increased inflammatory gene expression at older ages." Social Science and Medicine, 130: 16-22. PMCID: PMC4394113. DOI. Abstract.
Faul, Jessica, David Weir, and Others. 2015. "Genetic contributions to variation in general cognitive function: a meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies in the CHARGE consortium (N=53 949)." Molecular Psychiatry, 20: 183-192. PMCID: PMC4356746. DOI. Abstract.
Faul, Jessica, Jennifer Smith, Sharon R. Kardia, and David Weir, et al. 2015. "GWAS of Longevity in CHARGE Consortium Confirms APOE and FOXO3 Candidacy." Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological and Medical Sciences, 70(1): 110-118. PMCID: PMC4296168. DOI. Abstract.
Faul, Jessica, Jennifer Smith, David Weir, and Others. 2015. "Genetic studies of body mass index yield new insights for obesity biology." Nature, 518(7538): 197-U401. PMCID: PMC4382211. DOI. Abstract.
Weir, David, Margaret Lay, and Kenneth M. Langa. 2014. "Economic development and gender inequality in cognition: A comparison of China and India, and of SAGE and the HRS sister studies." Journal of the Economics of Ageing, 4: 114-125. PMCID: PMC4260415. DOI. Abstract.