Bachelor of Science, University of Chicago, 1950; Doctor of Medicine, University of Chicago, 1953.
Rotating intern, U. Washington, King County Hospital System, Seattle, 1953-1954;
pediatric resident, University of Chicago Clinics, 1954-1956;
staff physician Respiratory Center, Columbus Hospital, Chicago, 1957-1958;
staff pediatrician, Ranier School, Buckley, Washington, 1958-1962;
director Birth Defects Clinic, U. Colorado School Medicine, Denver, 1964-1967;
director prenatal diagnosis program, Emory University, Atlanta, 1973-1990;
member of staff, physician, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, 1971-1990;
member of staff, physician, Shodair Hospital, Helena, Montana, since 1991. Clinical instructor department pediatrics, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1957-1958, U. Washington, Seattle, 1960-1962. Instructor pediatrics U. Colorado Medical Center, 1963-1965, assistant professor departments pediatrics and pathology, 1965-1971, visiting member of staff department zoology U. St. Andrews, Scotland, 1969-1970.
Associate professor pediatrics, assistant professor pathology Emory University, 1971-1978, professor pediatrics-medical genetics, associate professor pathology Emory University School Medicine, 1978-1990, professor emeritus, since 1991. Visiting professor U. Ackland, New Zealand, 1980-1981, U. Würzburg, Germany, 1987-1988.
Member American Society Human Genetics (chair social issues committee 1976-1980), American Dermatoglyphics Association (Vice-President 1977-1981), American Society Cell Biology, Tissue Culture Association, International Dermatoglyphics Society, Atlanta Genetics Society (board directors 1973-1982), Sigma Xi.
Married Robert Eugene Priest, June 14, 1958. Children: Edwin Robert, Cynthia Jean Priest Eckles, Mary Lane Priest Mahsun.