Bachelor, University of Wisconsin, 1971. Master of Science, University of California, Davis, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Davis, 1984.
Sea Grant research fellow University of California, Davis, 1975—1977, research assistant, visiting lecturer, 1977—1984, assistant clinical professor School Pharmacy San Francisco, since 2009. Assistant professor University of Minnesota, St. Paul, 1984—1987. Administrative project manager United States Department of Agriculture Western Human Nutrition Research Center, San Francisco, 1987—1990.
Science director/director of nutrition More.com, 1998—2000. Principal Edward R. Blonz Consultant, Kensington, since 1990. Syndicated columnist United Media, New York City, since 1993. Instructor University California Extension, Berkeley, since 2005.
Food advisory committee dietary supplements United States Food and Drug Administration, Washington, since 2003. Fellow: North America Association for Study of Obesity, American College Nutrition (certified). Member: American Society Nutrition, Association Health Care Journalists, New York Academy of Sciences, Institute Food Technologists, American Society Journalists and Authors, National Association Science Writers, Association Food Journalists, Sigma Xi.
Married Karen Leslie Fisher, June 27, 1982. 1 child Joshua Aaron.