Bachelor of science in nursing, American University Beirut, 1971. MSN, University Florida, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Florida, 1977.
Staff nurse American University Beirut (Lebanon) Medical Center, 1971—1972, instructor department maternal and child nursing, 1972—1974. Graduate assistant University Florida School Nursing and Education, Gainesville, 1973—1977. Nurse coordinator University Florida School Medicine Pediatrics Pulmonary Center, 1977—1978.
Assistant professor University California School Nursing, San Francisco, 1978—1985, associate professor, 1985—1986. Cross-cultural researcher Paris, 1983—1984. Associate professor department nursing science University Limberg, Maastricht, Netherlands, 1986—1990, professor, chairman department nursing science Netherlands, since 1990.
Professor European Institute Health and Medical Sciences, University Surrey, England, since 1998. Consultant Aga Khan Health Services. Honorary visiting professor University Manchester, Manchester, England, since 1998.
Director Center Nursing Research, Research Institute Health Maastricht University, since 1999. Presenter in field.
Member International Association for Study of Pain, American University Beirut Alumni Association (nurses alumni chapter), Dutch Nurses Association, International Association for Study of Pain, European Association Palliative Care (member research network), International Association for Study of Pain (member public relations committee, education committee), Lebanese Society for Study of Pain, Sigma Theta Tau, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Ernst Huijer. Children: Michael, Carla.