Bachelor, City University of New York, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1970.
Instructor Iowa State University, Ames, 1971-1972, assistant professor, 1972-1976, associate professor, 1976-1979, professor, 1980-1988, Northeastern University, Boston, 1988—1998, Matthews distinguished university professor, since 1998. Grant reviewer, member panel National Science Foundation, Washington, 1978-1980, National Institutes of Health, Washington, 1981-1985, 88, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, 1986.
Member Planned Parenthood, New York, since 1980, National Abortion Rights Action League, Washington, since 1980.
Married Philip Warner, 1992 (divorced). Children: Cindy, Jeremy.