Seminar on Successful Ageing in the 21st Century: Lessons from HRS by Professor David Weir, 7 March 2018

SSRC Seminar Series: Successful Aging in the 21st Century: Lessons from the Health and Retirement Study by Professor. David R. Weir

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) at University of Michigan. 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 includes comparative analyses from the international family of HRS studies that now cover more than half the world’s population.

A seminar on “Successful Aging in the 21st Century: Lessons from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS)“ was conducted by Professor. David R. Weir on 7 th March 2018. Professor Weir highlighted the important aspects of individual and population aging in the 21 st century. Moreover, he presented the accomplishment of HRS, which is a multidisciplinary and internationally harmonized longitudinal study that included data of 10 countries towards understanding the successful aging globally.