Bachelor, Bachelor of Science, Southern Illinois University, 1982. Master of Arts, Georgia State University, 1987.
Research associate, Emory University, Atlanta, 1984-1987; business clerk, Atlanta Journal/Constitution, Atlanta, 1987; senior medical writer, Emory University, Atlanta, 1987-1989; director medical and science committee, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, since 1989.
Appointee Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Project, Atlanta, 1990. Member American Civil Liberties Union (board directors Georgia chapter), National Association Science Wirters, American Medical Writers Association.
Married Peter A. Frisina, March 15, 1986.