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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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Journal Articles

Jadhav, Apoorva, and David Weir. Forthcoming. "Widowhood and Depression in a Cross-National Perspective: Evidence from the Unted States, Europe, Korea, and China." Journals of Gerontology, Series B. DOI.

Smith, Jennifer A., Ana V. Diez Roux, Belinda L. Needham, David Weir, Jessica Faul, Wei Zhao, Kalyn Yasutake, Carmella August, M.S. Ratliff, Eric Boerwinkle, Aravinda Chakravarti, Yan Gao, E.M. Griswold, Gerardo Heiss, L.S. Kardia, C.A. Morrison, K.S. Musani, Stanford Mwasongwe, E.K. North, M.K. Rose, Mario Sims, and V.Y. Sun. 2017. "Gene-by-Psychosocial Factor Interactions Influence Diastolic Blood Pressure in European and African Ancestry Populations: Meta-Analysis of Four Cohort Studies." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(12): 1596. DOI. Abstract.

Rannikm‰e, Kristiina, Vhinoth Sivakumaran, Henry Miller, Rainer Malik, Jessica Faul, Jennifer A. Smith, and David Weir. 2017. "COL4A2 is associated with lacunar ischemic stroke and deep ICH." Neurology, 89(17): 1829-1839. DOI. Abstract.

Joshi, P.K., Mary Anne Evans, Jennifer A. Smith, Sharon L. R. Kardia, David Weir, Jessica Faul, N. Pirastu, K.A. Kentistou, K. Fischer, E. Hofer, K.E. Schraut, D.W. Clark, T. Nutile, C. L. K. Barnes, P. R. H. J. Timmers, X. Shen, I. Gandin, A.F. McDaid, T.F. Hansen, S.D. Gordon, F. Giulianini, T.S. Boutin, A. Abdellaoui, W. Zhao, C. Medina-Gomez, T.M. Bartz, S. Trompet, L.A. Lange, L. Raffield, A. van der Spek, T.E. Galesloot, P. Proitsi, L.R. Yanek, L.F. Bielak, A. Payton, F. Murgia, M.P. Concas, G. Biino, S.M. Tajuddin, I. Seppala, N. Amin, E. Boerwinkle, A.D. Borglum, A. Campbell, E.W. Demerath, I. Demuth, I. Ford, A. Gialluisi, M. Gogele, M. Graff, A. Hingorani, J.J. Hottenga, D.M. Hougaard, M.A. Hurme, M.A. Ikram, M. Jylha, D. Kuh, L. Ligthart, C.M. Lill, U. Lindenberger, T. Lumley, R. Magi, P. Marques-Vidal, S.E. Medland, L. Milani, R. Nagy, W. E. R. Ollier, P.A. Peyser, P.P. Pramstaller, P.M. Ridker, F. Rivadeneira, D. Ruggiero, Y. Saba, R. Schmidt, H. Schmidt, P.E. Slagboom, Barbara A. Smith, N. Sotoodehnia, E. Steinhagen-Thiessen, F. J. A. van Rooij, A.L. Verbeek, S.H. Vermeulen, P. Vollenweider, Y. Wang, T. Werge, J.B. Whitfield, A.B. Zonderman, T. Lehtimaki, M. Pirastu, C. Fuchsberger, L. Bertram, N. Pendleton, M. Ciullo, D.M. Becker, A. Wong, B.M. Psaty, C.M. van Duijn, J.G. Wilson, J.W. Jukema, L. Kiemeney, A.G. Uitterlinden, N. Franceschini, K.E. North, A. Metspalu, D.I. Boomsma, C. Hayward, D. Chasman, N.G. Martin, N. Sattar, H. Campbell, T. Esko, Z. Kutalik, and J.F. Wilson. 2017. "Genome-wide meta-analysis associates HLA-DQA1/DRB1 and LPA and lifestyle factors with human longevity." Nature communications, 8(1): 910. DOI. Abstract.

Ng, M. C. Y., Mary Anne Evans, Jennifer A. Smith, Sharon L. R. Kardia, David Weir, Yan Chen, Erin Bakshis Ware, Jessica Faul, Yan Li, M. Graff, Y. Lu, A.E. Justice, P. Mudgal, C.T. Liu, K. Young, L.R. Yanek, M.F. Feitosa, M.K. Wojczynski, K. Rand, J.A. Brody, B.E. Cade, L. Dimitrov, Q. Duan, X. Guo, L.A. Lange, M.A. Nalls, H. Okut, S.M. Tajuddin, B.O. Tayo, S. Vedantam, J.P. Bradfield, G. Chen, W.M. Chen, A. Chesi, M.R. Irvin, B. Padhukasahasram, W. Zheng, M.A. Allison, C.B. Ambrosone, E.V. Bandera, T.M. Bartz, S.I. Berndt, L. Bernstein, W.J. Blot, E.P. Bottinger, J. Carpten, S.J. Chanock, D.V. Conti, R.S. Cooper, M. Fornage, B.I. Freedman, M. Garcia, P.J. Goodman, Y.H. Hsu, J. Hu, C.D. Huff, S.A. Ingles, E.M. John, R. Kittles, E. Klein, J. Li, B. McKnight, U. Nayak, B. Nemesure, A. Ogunniyi, A. Olshan, M.F. Press, R. Rohde, B.A. Rybicki, B. Salako, M. Sanderson, Y. Shao, D.S. Siscovick, J.L. Stanford, V.L. Stevens, A. Stram, S.S. Strom, D. Vaidya, J.S. Witte, J. Yao, X. Zhu, R.G. Ziegler, A.B. Zonderman, A. Adeyemo, S. Ambs, M. Cushman, H. Hakonarson, A.M. Levin, K.L. Nathanson, W. Zhao, D. Zhi, D.K. Arnett, S. F. A. Grant, O.I. Oloapde, D.C. Rao, C.N. Rotimi, M.M. Sale, Linda B. Williams, B.S. Zemel, D.M. Becker, I.B. Borecki, T.B. Harris, J.N. Hirschhorn, S.R. Patel, B.M. Psaty, J.I. Rotter, J.G. Wilson, D.W. Bowden, L.A. Cupples, C.A. Haiman, R. J. F. Loos, and K.E. North. 2017. "Discovery and fine-mapping of adiposity loci using high density imputation of genome-wide association studies in individuals of African ancestry: African ancestry anthropometry genetics consortium." PLoS genetics, 13(4): e1006719. DOI. Abstract.

Liang, Jingjing, Jennifer A. Smith, Sharon L. R. Kardia, David Weir, Erin Bakshis Ware, Jessica Faul, Thu H. Le, Digna R. Velez Edwards, Bamidele O. Tayo, Kyle J. Gaulton, Yingchang Lu, Richard A. Jensen, Guanjie Chen, Lisa R. Yanek, Karen Schwander, Salman M. Tajuddin, Tamar Sofer, Wonji Kim, James Kayima, Colin A. McKenzie, Ervin Fox, Michael A. Nalls, J.H. Young, Yan V. Sun, Jacqueline M. Lane, Sylvia Cechova, Jie Zhou, Hua Tang, Myriam Fornage, Solomon K. Musani, Heming Wang, Juyoung Lee, Adebowale Adeyemo, Albert W. Dreisbach, Terrence Forrester, Pei-Lun Chu, Anne Cappola, Michele K. Evans, Alanna C. Morrison, Lisa W. Martin, Kerri L. Wiggins, Qin Hui, Wei Zhao, Rebecca D. Jackson, Alex P. Reiner, Michael Bray, Joshua C. Denny, Thomas H. Mosley, Walter Palmas, Xiuqing Guo, George J. Papanicolaou, Alan D. Penman, Joseph F. Polak, Kenneth Rice, Ken D. Taylor, Eric Boerwinkle, Erwin P. Bottinger, Kiang Liu, Neil Risch, Steven C. Hunt, Charles Kooperberg, Alan B. Zonderman, Cathy C. Laurie, Diane M. Becker, Jianwen Cai, Ruth J. F. Loos, Bruce M. Psaty, Donna K. Arnett, Sungho Won, Todd L. Edwards, Susan Redline, Richard S. Cooper, D.C. Rao, Jerome I. Rotter, Charles Rotimi, Daniel Levy, Aravinda Chakravarti, Xiaofeng Zhu, and Nora Franceschini. 2017. "Single-trait and multi-trait genome-wide association analyses identify novel loci for blood pressure in African-ancestry populations." PLOS Genetics, 13(5): e1006728. DOI. Abstract.

Levine, Morgan E., Eileen M. Crimmins, David Weir, and Steven W. Cole. 2017. "Contemporaneous Social Environment and the Architecture of Late-Life Gene Expression Profiles." American Journal of Epidemiology, 186(1): 503-509. DOI. Abstract.

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