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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).
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. 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.
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.
Crimmins, E.M., J.K. Kim, Kenneth M. Langa, and David Weir. 2011. "Assessment of Cognition Using Surveys and Neuropsychological Assessment: The Health and Retirement Study and the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study." Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 66: 162-171. PMCID: PMC3165454. DOI. Abstract.
Plassman, B.L., Kenneth M. Langa, R. McCammon, Gwenith Fisher, G. Potter, James Burke, D. Steffens, N. Foster, B. Giordani, F. Unverzagt, K. Welsh-Bohmer, Steven Heeringa, David Weir, and R. Wallace. 2011. "Incidence of Dementia and Cognitive Impairment, Not Dementia in the United States." Annals of Neurology, 70(3): 418-426. PMCID: PMC313980. DOI. Abstract.
Goldman, Noreen, Cassio M. Turra, Luis Rosero-Bixby, David Weir, and Eileen Crimmins. 2011. "Do biological measures mediate the relationship between education and health: A comparative study." Social Science & Medicine, 72(2): 307-315. PMCID: PMC3039215. DOI. Abstract.
Ofstedal, Mary Beth, and David Weir. 2011. "Recruitment and Retention of Minority Participants in the Health and Retirement Study." Gerontologist, 51(suppl. 1): S8-S20. PMCID: PMC3106365. DOI. Abstract.
Birnie, K., R. Cooper, R.M. Martin, D. Kuh, A.A. Sayer, B.E. Alvarado, A. Bayer, K. Christensen, S.I. Cho, C. Cooper, J. Corley, L. Craig, I.J. Deary, P. Demakakos, S. Ebrahim, J. Gallacher, A.J. Gow, D. Gunnell, S. Haas, T. Hemmingsson, H. Inskip, S.N. Jang, K. Noronha, M. Osler, A. Palloni, F. Rasmussen, B. Santos-Eggimann, J. Spagnoli, J. Starr, A. Steptoe, H. Syddall, P. Tynelius, David Weir, L.J. Whalley, M.V. Zunzunegui, Y. Ben-Shlomo, and R. Hardy. 2011. "Childhood Socioeconomic Position and Objectively Measured Physical Capability Levels in Adulthood: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." Plos One, 6(1): 13. PMCID: PMC3027621. DOI. Abstract.