Bachelor in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, 1969. Doctor of Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1974. Master in Public Health, University Pittsburgh, 1970.
Professor department social behavior science Boston University School Public Health, 1986—2007. Director division prevention and epidemiology National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Past president International Council Alcohol Drugs and Traffic Safety.
Consultant, National Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, National transactions Research Board, others. National board advisory Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Former vice president Public Policy.
Named one of America's 10 Outstanding Young MenNamed one of America's 10 Outstanding Young Men, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1984. Recipient Hero award, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 1995, Innovators Combating Substance Abuse award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2001, Widmark award, International Council Alcohol Drugs and Traffic Safety, 2002, Ralph W. Hingson Research in Practice Presidential award, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 2003, R. Brinkley Smith P3 Distinguished Scientists award, American Society Addiction Medicine, 2008.