Bachelor, Barnard College, New York City, 1956. Master of Arts, Columbia University, New York City, 1959.
Teacher New York City School Systems, 1956—1959. Adjunct lecturer Queens College, City University of New York, 1961—1964. Freelance writer, 1970—1983.
Editor medical publications Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City, 1983—1994. Freelance writer, since 1994.
Board directors Conservative Synagogue of Jamaica Estates, Jamaica, New York, 1993—1996. Member of National Association Science Writers.
Married Joel Jay Belson, June 17, 1956. Children: Gabrielle Belson Rattner, Nicole Belson Goluboff.