M.D. 1971, certified internist 1977, public health & preventive medicine 1980, occupational medicine 1997. Deputy director of Vienna Municipal Institute of Environmental Medicine 1989-99. Full professor of environmental health at Medical University of Vienna 1999-2012. Consultant of WHO (IARC, IPCS, ECEH), UNDP, ILO, EC (DG research). Board member of societies of toxicology, pneumology, hygiene, occupational and environmental medicine.
Member of scientific committees of several Austrian ministries and of the Commission on Climate & Air Quality of the Austrian Academy of Science.
Member of scientific committee of ENSP and past president of www.aerzteinitiative.at. Published 471 papers and books, mainly on health effects of air pollution, cancer epidemiology and lung disease.