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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

Kardia, Sharon R., David Weir, Jennifer Smith, and Others. 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. DOI. Abstract.

Faul, Jessica, Sharon R. Kardia, Jennifer Smith, David Weir, and Others. 2014. "Genetic diversity is a predictor of mortality in humans." BMC Genetics, 15: 159. PMCID: PMC4301661. DOI. Abstract.

Nicholas, Lauren, Julie P. W. Bynum, Theodore Iwashyna, David Weir, and Kenneth M. Langa. 2014. "Advance Directives And Nursing Home Stays Associated With Less Aggressive End-Of-Life Care For Patients With Severe Dementia." Health Affairs, 33(4): 667-674. PMCID: PMC4159465. DOI. Abstract.

Sakshaug, Joseph W., David Weir, and Lauren Nicholas. 2014. "Identifying diabetics in Medicare claims and survey data: implications for health services research." Bmc Health Services Research, 14. PMCID: PMC3975984. DOI. Abstract.

Sonnega, Amanda, Jessica Faul, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Kenneth M. Langa, James F. Phillips, and David Weir. 2014. "Cohort Profile: the Health and Retirement Study (HRS)." International Journal of Epidemiology, 43(2): 576-585. PMCID: PMC3997380. DOI. Abstract.

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. 2014. "Development and validation of a brief dementia screening indicator for primary care." Alzheimer's & Dementia, 10(6): 656-665. PMCID: PMC4119094. 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, Sharon R. Kardia, Jennifer Smith, 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, Jessica Faul, Sharon R. Kardia, Jennifer Smith, and Others. 2013. "GWAS of 126,559 Individuals Identifies Genetic Variants Associated with Educational Attainment." Science, 340(6139): 1467-1471. PMCID: PMC3751588. DOI. Abstract.

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Current PSC Trainee:

Apoorva Jadhav.