Imre Lázár graduated from Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest as a medical doctor in 1981. While undergoing training in psychotherapy in the late 1980s he became interested in medical anthropology. He received his MSc in Medical Anthropology from Brunel University in London and his PhD in Behavioral Sciences from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Since 1993 he has been teaching medical anthropology at the Institute of Behavioral Sciences of Semmelweis Medical University. Since 2003 he also works as associate professor at the Institute of Communication and Social Sciences of the Károli Gáspár University of Reformed Church in Budapest.
His research interests include human ecology, alternative medicine and sacral communication. He has authored a number of monographs and edited the book "Multiple Medical Realities" with H. Johannessen (Bergham 2006).