Bachelor of Science, U. Mississippi, 1958; Doctor of Medicine, U. Mississippi, 1961; Master in Public Health, University of California, 1978.
Resident in pediatrics, University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, 1961-1964; fellow in hematology/oncology, Baylor University, Texas Childrens Hospital, Houston, 1964-1966; assistant professor pediatrics, Baylor University, Texas Childrens Hospital, Houston, 1966-1970; associate clinical professor pediatrics, U. Colorado School Medicine, Denver, since 1970; director genetics, Denver Childrens Hospital, 1970-1978; consultant maternal and child health, United States Public Health Service, Denver, 1978-1983; assistant surgeon general regional health administrator, United States Public Health Service, Denver, 1983-1992; director maternal & child health bureau, health resources and service administration, United States Public Health Service, since 1992; commissioned medical officer, United States Public Health Service, 1978; advanced through grades to assistant surgeon general, United States Public Health Service, 1983. Advising committee National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, 1975-1977. Advisory board Metronet Health, Inc., Denver, since 1986, Colorado Association Commerce and Industry, Denver, since 1985.
Fellow American Academy Pediatrics. Member American Public Health Association (governing county 1990-1992, county member maternal and child health since 1990), Commissioned Officers Association, American Society Human Genetics, Teratology Society, Western Society Pediatric Research.
Married James Jackson Nora, April 9, 1966. Children: James Jackson Junior, Elizabeth Hart.