Bachelor, City College of New York of CUNY, 1967; Master of Arts, Yeshiva U., 1972; Doctor of Philosophy, Yeshiva U., 1975.
Postdoctoral research fellow, Albert Einstein College Medicine, New York City, 1975-1977; assistant professor pediatrics, U. Louisville, 1977-1985; associate professor, U. Louisville, 1985-1991; professor, U. Louisville, since 1991. Clinical assistant professor of University Houston, 1990-1994. Co-chair behavioral science category International Science and Engineering Fair, 1997.
Volunteer scientist Science-By-Mail Project, Boston and Kentucky, 1990-1991. Member, chairman Kentucky chapter National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation, since 1981. Member Kentucky Commission National Health Agilysys, since 1984, Kentucky Academy Science Mentor Program, since 1991.
Member APA, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Society (charter), Society for Research in Child Development, International Society for Twin Studies, International Society for Infant Studies, New York Academy Sciences, Sigma Xi (recording secretary 1989-1994).
Married Ksil Anthony Lipka.