Bachelor of Engineering, Teknikum, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1967. Doctor of Medicine, Gothenburg University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Lund University, Sweden, 1992.
Assistant physician, Gothenburg County Council, 1976-1978; assistant physician, Malmöhus County Council, Lund, 1979-1983; consultant industrial medicine, Kristianstad (Sweden) County Council, 1984; consultant community medicine, Värmland County Council, Karlstad, Sweden, 1985-1988; senior physician, Center Public Health Research, Karlstad, 1989-1995; clinical epidemiologist, The NEPI Foundation, Malmö, Sweden, since 1995. Associate professor family medicine Lund U., since 1994.
Member American Heart Association, Swedish Society Medicine (grantee 1994).
Married Arja von Ritter, June 19, 1975.