Bachelor in Chemistry, University Virginia, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Wake Forest University, 1982.
Postdoctoral fellow University California Cardiovascular Research Institute, San Francisco, 1982-1986. Assistant professor University Minnesota division Epidemiology, Minneapolis, since 1986. Director Bio-chemical Epidemiology and Lipid Research Core Laboratory, Minneapolis, since 1986.
Member national advisory board VA National Center for Laboratory Accuracy and Standardization.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Heart Association (council on arteriosclerosis, council on epidemiology and prevention), International Society and Federation Cardiology (section on epidemiology and prevention), National Cholesterol Reference Method Network (board directors), American Association Clinical Chemistry, International Atherosclerosis Society, Institute Econometric Research, Phi Epsilon Pi.