Bachelor, New York University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, City University of New York, 1980.
Freelance writer, since 1980. Managing editor, writer Complementary Medicine for the Physician newsletter WellMet Publications, New York City, 1996—2000. Managing editor, writer Dermatology Focus newsletter Dermatology Foundation, Evanston, Illinois, since 1990.
Writer New York Academy of Sciences Website, since 2004.
President Washington Square Park Council, New York City, 1983—1995. Board member Washington Square Association, 1978—1990. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Married François Haas, June 2, 1974. Children: Alex Oliver, Ariane Esther.