David R. Weir

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Health and Retirement Study

Contact Information

Survey Research Center
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248
Phone: 734.936-0314
Fax: 734.647.1186
Email: dweir@umich.edu


A.B., History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Research and Projects

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.

Selected Recent Publications

Adam E. Locke, Bratati Kahali, Sonja I. Berndt, [...] David R. Weir, [...], Joel N. Hirschhorn, Ruth J. F. Loos and Elizabeth K. Speliotes. Genetic studies of body mass index yield new insights for obesity biology. Nature 518:197-206 (12 February, 2015). doi:10.1038/nature14177 [2015]

Morgan E. Levine, Stephen W. Cole, David R. Weir, and Eileen M. Crimmins. Childhood and Later Life Stressors and Increased Inflammatory Gene Expression at Older Ages. Social Science and Medicine 130:16-22 (April, 2015) DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.01.030 [2015]

Nathan A. Bihlmeyer, Jennifer A. Brody,[...] David R. Weir, [...] Dan E. Arking. Genetic diversity is a predictor of mortality in humans. BMC genetics 15(1):1274 (2014) DOI: 10.1186/s12863-014-0159-7 [2014]

Linda Broer, Aron S. Buchman, Joris Deelen,[...] David R. Weir, Anne B. Newman, Cornelia M. van Duijn, and Joanne M. Murabito. GWAS of Longevity in CHARGE Consortium Confirms APOE and FOXO3 Candidacy. The Journals of Gerontology Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 70(1):110-118 (2015) , first published online Sept. 8, 2014. DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glu166 [2014]

David Weir, Margaret Lay, and Kenneth Langa. 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 2014:114-125 doi: 10.1016/j.jeoa.2014.08.002 [2014]

Sonnega A, Faul JD, Ofstedal MB, Langa KM, Phillips JWR, Weir DR. Cohort Profile: the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). International Journal of Epidemiology. 2014; 43 (2): 576-585 [2014]