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Journal Articles

Direk, Nese, Stephanie Williams, Jennifer A. Smith, Stephan Ripke, Tracy Air, Azmeraw T. Amare, Najaf Amin, Bernhard T. Baune, David A. Bennett, Douglas H. R. Blackwood, Dorret Boomsma, Gerome Breen, Henriette N. Buttenschøn, Enda M. Byrne, Anders D. Børglum, Enrique Castelao, Sven Cichon, Toni-Kim Clarke, Marilyn C. Cornelis, Udo Dannlowski, Philip L. De Jager, Ayse Demirkan, Enrico Domenici, Cornelia M. van Duijn, Erin C. Dunn, Johan G. Eriksson, Tonu Esko, Jessica Faul, Luigi Ferrucci, Myriam Fornage, Eco de Geus, Michael Gill, Scott D. Gordon, Hans Jörgen Grabe, Gerard van Grootheest, Steven P. Hamilton, Catharina A. Hartman, Andrew C. Heath, Karin Hek, Albert Hofman, Georg Homuth, Carsten Horn, Jouke Jan Hottenga, Sharon L. R. Kardia, Stefan Kloiber, Karestan Koenen, Zoltán Kutalik, Karl-Heinz Ladwig, Jari Lahti, Douglas F. Levinson, Cathryn M. Lewis, Glyn Lewis, Qingqin S. Li, David J. Llewellyn, Susanne Lucae, Kathryn L. Lunetta, Donald J. MacIntyre, Pamela Madden, Nicholas G. Martin, Andrew M. McIntosh, Andres Metspalu, Yuri Milaneschi, Grant W. Montgomery, Ole Mors, Thomas H. Mosley Jr, Joanne M. Murabito, Bertram Müller-Myhsok, Markus M. Nöthen, Dale R. Nyholt, Michael C. O'Donovan, Brenda W. Penninx, Michele L. Pergadia, Roy Perlis, James B. Potash, Martin Preisig, Shaun M. Purcell, Jorge A. Quiroz, Katri Räikkönen, John P. Rice, Marcella Rietschel, Margarita Rivera, Thomas G. Schulze, Jianxin Shi, Stanley Shyn, Grant C. Sinnamon, Johannes H. Smit, Jordan W. Smoller, Harold Snieder, Toshiko Tanaka, Katherine E. Tansey, Alexander Teumer, Rudolf Uher, Daniel Umbricht, Sandra Van der Auwera, Erin Bakshis Ware, David Weir, Myrna M. Weissman, Gonneke Willemsen, Jingyun Yang, and Wei Zhao, et al. Forthcoming. "An Analysis of Two Genome-Wide Association Meta-Analyses Identifies a New Locus for Broad Depression Phenotype." Biological psychiatry. DOI. Abstract.

Barban, Nicola, Rick Jansen, Jessica Faul, and David Weir, et al. Forthcoming. "Genome-wide analysis identifies 12 loci influencing human reproductive behavior." Nature Genetics. DOI. Abstract.

Ben-Avraham, Dan, David Karasik, Joe Verghese, Kathryn L. Lunetta, Jennifer A. Smith, John D. Eicher, Rotem Vered, Joris Deelen, Alice M. Arnold, Aron S. Buchman, Toshiko Tanaka, Jessica Faul, Maria Nethander, Myriam Fornage, Hieab H. Adams, Amy M. Matteini, Michele L. Callisaya, Albert V. Smith, Lei Yu, Philip L. De Jager, Denis A. Evans, Vilmundur Gudnason, Albert Hofman, Alison Pattie, Janie Corley, Lenore J. Launer, Davis S. Knopman, Neeta Parimi, Stephen T. Turner, Stefania Bandinelli, Marian Beekman, Danielle Gutman, Lital Sharvit, Simon P. Mooijaart, David C. Liewald, Jeanine J. Houwing-Duistermaat, Claes Ohlsson, Matthijs Moed, Vincent J. Verlinden, Dan Mellstrom, Jos N. van der Geest, Magnus Karlsson, Dena Hernandez, Rebekah McWhirter, Yongmei Liu, Russell Thomson, Gregory J. Tranah, Andre G. Uitterlinden, David Weir, Wei Zhao, John M. Starr, Andrew D. Johnson, M. Arfan Ikram, David A. Bennett, Steven R. Cummings, Ian J. Deary, Tamara B. Harris, Sharon L. R. Kardia, Thomas H. Mosley, Velandai K. Srikanth, Beverly G. Windham, Ann B. Newman, Jeremy D. Walston, Gail Davies, Daniel S. Evans, Eline P. Slagboom, Luigi Ferrucci, Douglas P. Kiel, Joanne M. Murabito, and Gil Atzmon. 2017. "The complex genetics of gait speed: genome-wide meta-analysis approach." Aging, 9(1): 209-246. DOI. Abstract.

Langa, Kenneth M., Eric Larson, Eileen Crimmins, Jessica Faul, Deborah Levine, Mohammed Kabeto, and David Weir. 2017. "A Comparison of the Prevalence of Dementia in the United States in 2000 and 2012." JAMA Internal Medicine, 177(1): 51-58. DOI. Abstract.

Puterman, Eli, Alison Gemmill, Deborah Karasek, David Weir, Nancy Adler, Aric Prather, and Elissa Epel. 2016. "Lifespan adversity and later adulthood telomere length in the nationally representative US Health and Retirement Study." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(42): E6335-E6342. DOI. Abstract.

Dunn, E., A. Wiste, F. Radmanesh, L. Almli, S. Gogarten, T. Sofer, Jessica Faul, Sharon L. R. Kardia, and David Weir, et al. 2016. "Genome-Wide Association Study (Gwas) and Genome-Wide by Environment Interaction Study (Gweis) of Depressive Symptoms in African American and Hispanic/Latina Women." Depression and Anxiety, 33(4): 265-280. PMCID: PMC4826276. DOI. Abstract.

Matteini, A., T. Tanaka, D. Karasik, G. Atzmon, W. Chou, J. Eicher, A. Arnold, M. Callisaya, G. Davies, D. Evans, B. Holtfreter, K. Lohman, K. Lunetta, M. Mangino, A. Smith, A. Teumer, L. Yu, D. Arking, A. Buchman, L. Chibinik, P. De Jager, D. Evans, Jessica Faul, M. Garcia, I. Gillham-Nasenya, V. Gudnason, A. Hofman, Y. Hsu, T. Ittermann, L. Lahousse, D. Liewald, Y. Liu, L. Lopez, F. Rivadeneira, J. Rotter, K. Siggeirsdottir, J. Starr, R. Thomson, G. Tranah, A. Uitterlinden, U. Völker, H. Völzke, David Weir, W. Zhao, W. Zhuang, J. Zmuda, D. Bennett, S. Cummings, I. Deary, L. Ferrucci, T. Harris, and Sharon L. R. Kardia, et al. 2016. "GWAS analysis of handgrip and lower body strength in older adults in the CHARGE consortium." Aging Cell, 15(5): 792-800. DOI. Abstract.

Day, Felix, Katherine Ruth, Deborah Thompson, Jennifer A. Smith, Jessica Faul, and David Weir, 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 A. 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.

Faul, Jessica, and David Weir, et al. 2015. "Directional dominance on stature and cognition in diverse human populations." Nature, 523(7561): 459-462. PMCID: PMC4516141. 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, and David Weir, et al. 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 A. Smith, Sharon L. R. Kardia, and David Weir, et al. 2015. "GWAS of Longevity in CHARGE Consortium Confirms APOE and FOXO3 Candidacy." Journals of Gerontology A: Biological and Medical Sciences, 70(1): 110-118. PMCID: PMC4296168. DOI. Abstract.

Faul, Jessica, Jennifer A. Smith, and David Weir, et al. 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.

Crimmins, Eileen, Jung Ki Kim, Heather McCreath, Jessica Faul, David Weir, and Teresa Seeman. 2014. "Validation of Blood-Based Assays Using Dried Blood Spots for Use in Large Population Studies." Biodemography and Social Biology, 60(1): 38-48. PMCID: PMC4117354. DOI. Abstract.

Sonnega, Amanda, and David Weir. 2014. "The Health and Retirement Study: A Public Data Resource for Research on Aging." Journal of Open Health Data, 2(1): e7. DOI. Abstract.

Faul, Jessica, Sharon L. R. Kardia, Jennifer A. Smith, and David Weir, et al. 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 J. 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: 150. 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 and 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 L. R. Kardia, Jennifer A. Smith, and Jessica Faul, et al. 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 L. R. Kardia, and Jennifer A. Smith, et al. 2013. "GWAS of 126,559 Individuals Identifies Genetic Variants Associated with Educational Attainment." Science, 340(6139): 1467-1471. PMCID: PMC3751588. DOI. Abstract.

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 and 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 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. PMCID: PMC4211106. 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." JAMA, 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 B: Psychological and Social Sciences, 66: 162-171. PMCID: PMC3165454. DOI. Abstract.

Plassman, B.L., Kenneth M. Langa, R. McCammon, Gwenith Fisher, G. Potter, James F. 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 and 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.

Weir, David, R.B. Wallace, Kenneth M. Langa, B.L. Plassman, R.S. Wilson, D.A. Bennett, R. Duara, D. Loewenstein, M. Ganguli, and M. Sano. 2011. "Reducing case ascertainment costs in US population studies of Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and cognitive impairment-Part 1." Alzheimer's and Dementia, 7(1): 94-109. PMCID: PMC3044596. DOI. Abstract.

Wilson, R.S., David Weir, S.E. Leurgans, D.A. Evans, L.E. Hebert, Kenneth M. Langa, B.L. Plassman, B.J. Small, and D.A. Bennett. 2011. "Sources of variability in estimates of the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease in the United States." Alzheimer's and Dementia, 7(1): 74-79. PMCID: PMC3145367. DOI. Abstract.

Hauser, Robert M., and David Weir. 2010. "Recent Developments in Longitudinal Studies of Aging in the United States." Demography, 47(Suppl. S): S111-S130. DOI. Abstract.

Blaum, C., C.T. Cigolle, C. Boyd, J.L. Wolff, Z. Tian, Kenneth M. Langa, and David Weir. 2010. "Clinical complexity in middle-aged and older adults with diabetes: the Health and Retirement Study." Medical Care, 48(4): 327-34. PMCID: PMC3153504. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, and David Weir. 2010. "Take-up of Medicare Part D: Results From the Health and Retirement Study." Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological and Social Sciences, 65B(4): 492-501. DOI. Abstract.

Langa, Kenneth M., D.J. Llewellyn, I.A. Lang, David Weir, R.B. Wallace, M.U. Kabeto, and F.A. Huppert. 2009. "Cognitive health among older adults in the United States and in England." BMC Geriatrics, 9: 23. PMCID: PMC2709651. DOI. Abstract.

Taylor, Donald H., Jr., Truls Ostbye, Kenneth M. Langa, David Weir, and Brenda L. Plassman. 2009. "The Accuracy of Medicare Claims as an Epidemiological Tool: The Case of Dementia Revisited." Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 17(4): 807-815. DOI. Abstract.

Plassman, B.L., Kenneth M. Langa, G.G. Fisher, Steven Heeringa, David Weir, Mary Beth Ofstedal, J.R. Burke, M.D. Hurd, G.G. Potter, Willard L. Rodgers, D.C. Steffens, J.J. McArdle, Robert Willis, and R.B. Wallace. 2008. "Prevalence of cognitive impairment without dementia in the United States." Annals of Internal Medicine, 148(6): 427-434. PMCID: PMC2670458. Abstract.

Heisler, Michele, I. Cole, David Weir, E.A. Kerr, and R.A. Hayward. 2007. "Does physician communication influence older patients' diabetes self-management and glycemic control? Results from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS)." Journals of Gerontology A: Biological and Medical Sciences, 62(12): 1435-1442. Abstract.

Kerr, E.A., Michele Heisler, S.L. Krein, M. Kabeto, Kenneth M. Langa, David Weir, and J.D. Piette. 2007. "Beyond comorbidity counts: How do comorbidity type and severity influence diabetes patients' treatment priorities and self-management?" Journal of General Internal Medicine, 22(12): 1635-1640. PMCID: PMC2219819. DOI. Abstract.

Plassman, B.L., Kenneth M. Langa, G.G. Fisher, Steven Heeringa, David Weir, Mary Beth Ofstedal, J.R. Burke, M.D. Hurd, G.G. Potter, Willard L. Rodgers, D.C. Steffens, Robert Willis, and R.B. Wallace. 2007. "Prevalence of dementia in the united states: The aging, demographics, and memory study." Neuroepidemiology, 29(1-2): 125-132. PMCID: PMC2705925. DOI. Abstract.

Heisler, Michele, Jessica Faul, Rodney A. Hayward, Kenneth M. Langa, Caroline Blaum, and David Weir. 2007. "Mechanisms for Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Glycemic Control in Middle-aged and Older Americans in the Health and Retirement Study." Archives of Internal Medicine, 167(17): 1853-1860. DOI. Abstract.

Weir, David, and James P. Smith. 2007. "Do panel surveys really make people sick? A commentary on Wilson and Howell (60:11, 2005, 2623-2627)." Social Science and Medicine, 65(6): 1071-1077. DOI.

Ness, J., D.J. Cirillo, David Weir, N.L. Nisly, and R.B. Wallace. 2005. "Use of complementary medicine in older Americans: Results from the Health and Retirement Study." Gerontologist, 45(4): 516-524. Abstract.

Langa, Kenneth M., B.L. Plassman, R.B. Wallace, A.R. Herzog, Steven Heeringa, Mary Beth Ofstedal, J.R. Burke, G.G. Fisher, N.H. Fultz, M.D. Hurd, G.G. Potter, W.L. Rodgers, D.C. Steffens, David Weir, and Robert Willis. 2005. "The aging, demographics, and memory study: Study design and methods." Neuroepidemiology, 25(4): 181-191. DOI. Abstract.

Langa, Kenneth M., E.B. Larson, R.B. Wallace, A. Mark Fendrick, N.L. Foster, M.U. Kabeto, David Weir, and Robert Willis. 2004. "Out-of-Pocket Health Care Expenditures Among Older Americans With Dementia." Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 18(2): 90-98. Abstract.

Sevak, Purvi Harendra, David Weir, and Robert Willis. 2004. "The Economic Consequence of a Husband's Death: Evidence from HRS and AHEAD." Social Security Bulletin, 65(3): 31-44.

Langa, Kenneth M., Sandeep Vijan, Rodney A. Hayward, Michael Chernew, Caroline S. Blaum, Mohammed U. Kabeto, David Weir, and Steven J. Katz. 2002. "Informal Caregiving for Diabetes and Diabetic Complications Among Elderly Americans." Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological and Social Sciences, 57(3): S177-S186. Abstract.

Chapters

Weir, David. 2007. "Are Baby Boomers Living Well Longer?" In Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare? edited by B. Madrian, O. Mitchell, and B. Soldo. Ch. 5. Oxford University Press. Abstract.

Herzog, A. Regula, Robert Willis, and David Weir. 2004. "Research on aging." In A Telescope on Society: Survey Research and Social Science at the University of Michigan and Beyond edited by James S. House, et al.. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Other Reports

Weir, David, and Robert Willis. 2003. "Widowhood, Divorce and Loss of Health Insurance Among Near-Elderly Women: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study." MRRC WP 2003-040Ann Arbor: Michigan Retirement Research Center, University of Michigan.