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David R Weir

Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research

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Biography

Dr. Weir is a Research Professor in the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research and Director of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS).  He has led the transformation of the HRS into a world-leading biosocial survey combining its traditional excellence as a longitudinal survey with direct biological measures of health, genetics, linked medical and long-term care records from the Medicare system, and enriched psychological measurement.  His research increasingly includes comparative analyses from the international family of HRS studies that now cover more than half the world’s population.

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  • Faul,Jessica Danielle, Smith,Jennifer Ann, Weir,David R, Kardia, Sharon R., Erzurumluoglu, A Mesut, Liu, Mengzhen , Jackson, Victoria E, Barnes, Daniel R, Datta, Gargi , Melbourne, Carl A, Young, Robin , Batini, Chiara , Surendran, Praveen , Jiang, Tao , Adnan, Sheikh Daud, Afaq, Saima , Agrawal, Arpana , Altmaier, Elisabeth , Antoniou, Antonis C, Asselbergs, Folkert W, Baumbach, Clemens , Bierut, Laura , Bertelsen, Sarah , Boehnke, Michael , Bots, Michiel L, Brazel, David M, Chambers, John C, Chang-Claude, Jenny , Chen, Chu , Corley, Janie , Chou, Yi-Ling , David, Sean P, Boer, Rudolf A. de, Leeuw, Christiaan A. de, Dennis, Joe G, Dominiczak, Anna F, Dunning, Alison M, Easton, Douglas F, Eaton, Charles , Elliott, Paul , Evangelou, Evangelos , Foroud, Tatiana , Goate, Alison , Gong, Jian , Grabe, Hans J, Haessler, Jeff , Haiman, Christopher , Hallmans, Göran , Hammerschlag, Anke R, Harris, Sarah E, Hattersley, Andrew , Heath, Andrew , Hsu, Chris , Iacono, William G, Kanoni, Stavroula , Kapoor, Manav , Kaprio, Jaakko , Karpe, Fredrik , Kontto, Jukka , Kooner, Jaspal S, Kooperberg, Charles , Kuulasmaa, Kari , Laakso, Markku , Lai, Dongbing , Langenberg, Claudia , Le, Nhung , Lettre, Guillaume , Loukola, Anu , Luan, Jian'an , Madden, Pamela A. F., Mangino, Massimo , Marioni, Riccardo E, Marouli, Eirini , Marten, Jonathan , Martin, Nicholas G, McGue, Matt , Michailidou, Kyriaki , Mihailov, Evelin , Moayyeri, Alireza , Moitry, Marie , Müller-Nurasyid, Martina , Naheed, Aliya , Nauck, Matthias , Neville, Matthew J, Nielsen, Sune Fallgaard, North, Kari , Perola, Markus , Pharoah, Paul D. P., Pistis, Giorgio , Polderman, Tinca J, Posthuma, Danielle , Poulter, Neil , Qaiser, Beenish , Rasheed, Asif , Reiner, Alex , Renström, Frida , Rice, John , Rohde, Rebecca , Rolandsson, Olov , Samani, Nilesh J, Samuel, Maria , Schlessinger, David , Scholte, Steven H, Scott, Robert A, Sever, Peter , Shao, Yaming , Shrine, Nick , Starr, John M, Stirrups, Kathleen , Stram, Danielle , Stringham, Heather M, Tachmazidou, Ioanna , Tardif, Jean-Claude , Thompson, Deborah J, Tindle, Hilary A, Tragante, Vinicius , Trompet, Stella , Turcot, Valerie , Tyrrell, Jessica , Vaartjes, Ilonca , Leij, Andries R. van der, Meer, P van der, Varga, Tibor V, Verweij, Niek , Völzke, Henry , Wareham, Nicholas J, Warren, Helen R, Weiss, Stefan , Wetherill, Leah , Yaghootkar, Hanieh , Yavas, Ersin , Jiang, Yu , Chen, Fang , Zhan, Xiaowei , Zhang, Weihua , Zhou, Kaixin , Amouyel, Philippe , Blankenberg, Stefan , Caulfield, Mark J, Chowdhury, Rajiv , Cucca, Francesco , Deary, Ian J, Deloukas, Panos , Angelantonio, Emanuele Di, Ferrario, Marco , Ferrières, Jean , Franks, Paul W, Frayling, Tim M, Frossard, Philippe , Hall, Ian P, Hayward, Caroline , Jansson, Jan-Håkan , Jukema, J Wouter, Kee, Frank , Männistö, Satu , Metspalu, Andres , Munroe, Patricia B, Nordestgaard, Børge Grønne, Palmer, Colin N. A., Salomaa, Veikko , Sattar, Naveed , Spector, Timothy , Strachan, David Peter, Harst, P van der, Zeggini, Eleftheria , Saleheen, Danish , Butterworth, Adam S, Wain, Louise V, Abecasis, Goncalo R, Danesh, John , Tobin, Martin D, Vrieze, Scott , Liu, Dajiang J, Howson, Joanna M. M.. 2019. Meta-analysis of up to 622,409 individuals identifies 40 novel smoking behaviour associated genetic loci. Molecular Psychiatry
  • Kardia, Sharon R., Bentley, Amy R, Sung, Yun J, Brown, Michael R, Winkler, Thomas W, Kraja, Aldi T, Ntalla, Ioanna , Schwander, Karen , Chasman, Daniel I, Lim, Elise , Deng, Xuan , Guo, Xiuqing , Liu, Jingmin , Lu, Yingchang , Cheng, Ching-Yu , Sim, Xueling , Vojinovic, Dina , Huffman, Jennifer E, Musani, Solomon K, Li, Changwei , Feitosa, Mary F, Richard, Melissa A, Noordam, Raymond , Baker, Jenna , Chen, Guanjie , Aschard, Hugues , Bartz, Traci M, Ding, Jingzhong , Dorajoo, Rajkumar , Manning, Alisa K, Rankinen, Tuomo , Smith, Albert V, Tajuddin, Salman M, Graff, Mariaelisa , Alver, Maris , Boissel, Mathilde , Chai, Jin Fang, Chen, Xu , Divers, Jasmin , Evangelou, Evangelos , Gao, Chuan , Goel, Anuj , Hagemeijer, Yanick , Harris, Sarah E, Hartwig, Fernando P, He, Meian , Horimoto, Andrea R. V. R., Hsu, Fang-Chi , Hung, Yi-Jen , Jackson, Anne U, Kasturiratne, Anuradhani , Komulainen, Pirjo , Kühnel, Brigitte , Leander, Karin , Lin, Keng-Hung , Luan, Jian'an , Lyytikäinen, Leo-Pekka , Matoba, Nana , Nolte, Ilja M, Pietzner, Maik , Prins, Bram , Riaz, Muhammad , Robino, Antonietta , Said, M Abdullah, Schupf, Nicole , Scott, Robert A, Sofer, Tamar , Stancáková, Alena , Takeuchi, Fumihiko , Tayo, Bamidele O, Most, Peter J. van der, Varga, Tibor V, Wang, Tzung-Dau , Wang, Yajuan , Wen, Wanqing , Xiang, Yong-Bing , Yanek, Lisa R, Zhang, Weihua , Zhao, Jing Hua, Adeyemo, Adebowale , Afaq, Saima , Amin, Najaf , Amini, Marzyeh , Arking, Dan E, Arzumanyan, Zorayr , Aung, Tin , Ballantyne, Christie , Barr, R Graham, Bielak, Lawrence F, Boerwinkle, Eric , Bottinger, Erwin P, Broeckel, Ulrich , Brown, Morris , Cade, Brian E, Campbell, Archie , Canouil, Mickaël , Charumathi, Sabanayagam , Chen, Yii-Der Ida, Christensen, Kaare , Concas, Maria Pina, Connell, John M, Fuentes, L de las, Silva, H Janaka de, Vries, Paul S. de, Doumatey, Ayo , Duan, Qing , Eaton, Charles B, Eppinga, Ruben N, Floyd, James S, Forouhi, Nita G, Forrester, Terrence , Friedlander, Yechiel , Gandin, Ilaria , Gao, He , Ghanbari, Mohsen , Gharib, Sina A, Gigante, Bruna , Giulianini, Franco , Grabe, Hans J, Gu, C Charles, Harris, Tamara B, Heikkinen, Sami , Heng, Chew-Kiat , Hirata, Makoto , Hixson, James E, Ikram, M Arfan, Jia, Yucheng , Joehanes, Roby , Johnson, Craig , Jonas, Jost Bruno, Justice, Anne E, Katsuya, Tomohiro , Khor, Chiea Chuen, Kilpeläinen, Tuomas O, Koh, Woon-Puay , Kolcic, Ivana , Kooperberg, Charles , Krieger, Jose E, Kritchevsky, Stephen B, Kubo, Michiaki , Kuusisto, Johanna , Lakka, Timo A, Langefeld, Carl D, Langenberg, Claudia , Launer, Lenore J, Lehne, Benjamin , Lewis, Cora E, Li, Yize , Liang, Jingjing , Lin, Shiow , Liu, Ching-Ti , Liu, Jianjun , Liu, Kiang , Loh, Marie , Lohman, Kurt K, Louie, Tin , Luzzi, Anna , Mägi, Reedik , Mahajan, Anubha , Manichaikul, Ani W, McKenzie, Colin A, Meitinger, Thomas , Metspalu, Andres , Milaneschi, Yuri , Milani, Lili , Mohlke, Karen L, Momozawa, Yukihide , Morris, Andrew P, Murray, Alison D, Nalls, Mike A, Nauck, Matthias , Nelson, Christopher P, North, Kari E, O'Connell, Jeffrey R, Palmer, Nicholette D, Papanicolau, George J, Pedersen, Nancy L, Peters, Annette , Peyser, Patricia A, Polasek, Ozren , Poulter, Neil , Raitakari, Olli T, Reiner, Alex P, Renström, Frida , Rice, Treva K, Rich, Stephen S, Robinson, Jennifer G, Rose, Lynda M, Rosendaal, Frits R, Rudan, Igor , Schmidt, Carsten O, Schreiner, Pamela J, Scott, William R, Sever, Peter , Shi, Yuan , Sidney, Stephen , Sims, Mario , Snieder, Harold , Starr, John M, Strauch, Konstantin , Stringham, Heather M, Tan, Nicholas Y. Q., Tang, Hua , Taylor, Kent D, Teo, Yik Ying, Tham, Yih Chung, Tiemeier, Henning , Turner, Stephen T, Uitterlinden, André G, Heemst, Diana van, Waldenberger, Melanie , Wang, Heming , Wang, Lan , Wang, Lihua , Wei, Wen Bin, Williams, Christine A, Wilson, Gregory , Wojczynski, Mary K, Yao, Jie , Young, Kristin , Yu, Caizheng , Yuan, Jian-Min , Zhou, Jie , Zonderman, Alan B, Becker, Diane M, Boehnke, Michael , Bowden, Donald W, Chambers, John C, Cooper, Richard S, Faire, Ulf de, Deary, Ian J, Elliott, Paul , Esko, Tõnu , Farrall, Martin , Franks, Paul W, Freedman, Barry I, Froguel, Philippe , Gasparini, Paolo , Gieger, Christian , Horta, Bernardo L, Juang, Jyh-Ming Jimmy, Kamatani, Yoichiro , Kammerer, Candace M, Kato, Norihiro , Kooner, Jaspal S, Laakso, Markku , Laurie, Cathy C, Lee, I , Lehtimäki, Terho , Magnusson, Patrik K. E., Oldehinkel, Albertine J, Penninx, Brenda W. J. H., Pereira, Alexandre C, Rauramaa, Rainer , Redline, Susan , Samani, Nilesh J, Scott, James , Shu, Xiao-Ou , Harst, P van der, Wagenknecht, Lynne E, Wang, Jun-Sing , Wang, Ya Xing, Wareham, Nicholas J, Watkins, Hugh , Wickremasinghe, Ananda R, Wu, Tangchun , Zeggini, Eleftheria , Zheng, Wei , Bouchard, Claude , Evans, Michele K, Gudnason, Vilmundur , Liu, Yongmei , Psaty, Bruce M, Ridker, Paul M, Dam, Rob M. van, Mook-Kanamori, Dennis O, Fornage, Myriam , Province, Michael A, Kelly, Tanika N, Fox, Ervin R, Hayward, Caroline , Duijn, Cornelia M. van, Tai, E Shyong, Wong, Tien Yin, Loos, Ruth J. F., Franceschini, Nora , Rotter, Jerome I, Zhu, Xiaofeng , Bierut, Laura J, Gauderman, W James, Rice, Kenneth , Munroe, Patricia B, Morrison, Alanna C, Rao, Dabeeru C, Rotimi, Charles N, Cupples, L Adrienne. 2019. Multi-ancestry genome-wide gene-smoking interaction study of 387,272 individuals identifies new loci associated with serum lipids. Nature Genetics 51(4):636.