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
Domingue, B. W., Belsky, D. W., Harrati, A., Conley, D., Weir, D. R., & Boardman, J. D. (2017). Mortality selection in a genetic sample and implications for association studies. International Journal of Epidemiology, dyx041.
Jadhav, A., & Weir, D. (2017). 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, gbx021.
Langa, K. M., Larson, E. B., Crimmins, E. M., Faul, J. D., Levine, D. A., Kabeto, M. U., & Weir, D. R. (2017). A Comparison of the Prevalence of Dementia in the United States in 2000 and 2012. JAMA internal medicine, 177(1), 51-58.
Ben-Avraham, D., Karasik, D., Verghese, J., Lunetta, K. L., Smith, J. A., Eicher, J. D., ... & Tanaka, T. (2017). The complex genetics of gait speed: genome-wide meta-analysis approach. Aging (Albany NY), 9(1), 209.
Levine, M. E., Cole, S. W., Weir, D. R., & Crimmins, E. M. (2015). Childhood and later life stressors and increased inflammatory gene expression at older ages. Social science & medicine, 130, 16-22.