Bachelor of Arts, University Utah, 1956; Master of Science (Mead Johnson graduate scholar), University of California, Berkeley, 1959; Doctor of Philosophy (National Science Foundation fellow), University of California, Berkeley, 1961; postgraduate National Science Foundation science faculty fellow, Harvard University, 1968-1969.
Dietetic intern, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1956-1957;
assistant professor nutrition, lecturer biochemistry, Brigham Young U., Provo, Utah., 1960-1963;
member of faculty, U. Washington, since 1963;
professor nutrition and medicine, U. Washington, since 1984;
professor nutrition, Adjunct Professor medicine, U. Washington, 1976-1984;
chairman division human nutrition, dietetics and foods, U. Washington, 1977-1982;
director graduate nutritional science program, U. Washington, since 1994;
member Council of College Arts and Sciences, U. Washington, 1974-1978;
member U. Washington Press committee, U. Washington, since 1981;
chairman, Nutrition Studies Commission, 1969-1983. Visiting scholar Stanford University, 1971-1972. Member science advising committee food fortification Pan-American Health Organisation, São Paulo, Brazil, 1972.
Training grant coordinator National Institutes of Health, 1976-1997.
Board of directors A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle, 1969-1972. Trustee, board directors Seattle Foundation, 1978-1995, vice chairman, 1987-1991, chairman, 1991-1993. Pres.Seattle board Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, 1984-1985.
Member Puget Sound Blood Center Board, since 1996. Member American Institute Nutrition, American Society Clinical Nutrition (secretary 1987-1990), American Dietetic Association, Society Nutrition Education, American Society Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Washington Heart Association (nutrition council 1973-1976), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Raymond Joseph Monsen, Junior, January 21, 1959. 1 daughter, Maren Ranker Grainger-Monsen.