Bachelor in History and Chemistry, University Kansas, 1979. Master of Science in Pharmacy, University Wisconsin, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in History of Science/Pharmaceutical, University Wisconsin, 1985.
Postdoctoral research fellow Smithsonian Institute, Washington, 1985-1986. Senior research associate University Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1986-1989. Historian United States Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland, since 1989.
Member American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (president since 1999, president-elect, councilor, director's advisory panel 1991-1997, council member 1988-1991, 95-96), American Association for the History of Medicine, History of Science Society, American Chemical Society (executive committee history of chemistry division 1993-1994), Society for History in the Federal Government, Phi Alpha Theta, Rho Chi.
Married Annette Therese Scarpitta, January 11, 1992. 1 child, Matthew.