Master of Science, University of Minnesota, 1966; Doctor of Science, U. Helsinki, Finland, 1970.
Actuary Finnish Cancer Registry, 1961-1963, head statistician, 1963-1971. Associate professor biometry University Helsinki, 1971-1975. Professor epidemiology University Tampere, Finland, since 1975, director Tampere Sch Public Health Finland, since 1999.
Consultant in epidemiology Finnish Cancer Registry, since 1971. Member expert advisory panel on health situation and trend assessment World Health Organization, since 1985. Research professor Finnish Cancer Institute, 1995-1997.
Supervisor division epidemiology DKFZ, 1998.
Ensigh Finnish Coastal Artillery, 1964-1965. Member International Union Against Cancer (council member since 1994), International Gastric Cancer Association (council member since 1995).
Married Pirjo Sirpoma, December 30, 1961. Children: Annamaija, Tapani, Kaarina.