David R. Weir

Director

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

Education

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

Ware EB, Schmitz LL, Faul JD, et al. Heterogeneity in polygenic scores for common human traits. bioRxiv. Forthcoming. doi:10.1101/106062.
Jadhav A, Weir DR. Widowhood and Depression in a Cross-National Perspective: Evidence from the United States, Europe, Korea, and China. Journals of Gerontology, Series B. Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. 2019;73(8):e143-e153. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbx021.
Fisher GG, Hassan H, Faul JD, Rogers W, Weir DR. Health and Retirement Study Imputation of Cognitive Functioning Measures: 1992-2014. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Survey Research Center, University of Michigan; 2017.PDF icon Download PDF (321.27 KB)
Crimmins EM, Faul JD, Thyagarajan B, Weir DR. Venous Blood Collection and Assay Protocol in the 2016 Health and Retirement Study. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan; 2017.PDF icon Download PDF (1.55 MB)
Ben-Avraham D, Karasik D, Verghese J, et al. The complex genetics of gait speed: genome-wide meta-analysis approach. Aging (Albany NY). 2017;9(1):209-246. doi:10.18632/aging.101151.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28077804?dopt=Abstract