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

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.
Levine ME, Crimmins EM, Weir DR, Cole SW. Contemporaneous Social Environment and the Architecture of Late-Life Gene Expression Profiles. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2017;186(5):503-509. doi:10.1093/aje/kwx147.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28911009?dopt=Abstract
Chang VW, Langa KM, Weir DR, Iwashyna TJ. The obesity paradox and incident cardiovascular disease: A population-based study. PLoS One. 2017;12(12):e0188636. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0188636.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29216243?dopt=Abstract
Ware EB, Schmitz LL, Faul JD, et al. Heterogeneity in polygenic scores for common human traits. bioRxiv. Forthcoming. doi:10.1101/106062.