Arnold Mann has been writing about public health and medicine for 30 years.
His Time and USA Weekend magazine cover stories on the threat of toxic mold in homes, schools, and in the workplace made him a leading reporter in the field of environmental health. That work culminated in his landmark book, They're Poisoning Us! America's Hidden Epidemic (34th Street Press, 2011), which goes beyond "Toxic Mold" to take on the mysterious and controversial exposure-driven disease affecting millions.
In 2007 Mr. Mann collaborated with Dr. Keith Black, Director of the Neurosurgical Institute at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, on his book, Brain Surgeon: A Doctor's Inspiring Encounters with Mortality and Miracles (Hachette Book Group, 2009). The critically acclaimed book was nominated for an NAACP Image Award (Best Nonfiction Book).
Besides his feature writing for Time and USA Weekend, Mr. Mann has written extensively for the publications of the National Institutes of Health, as well as serving as personal writer for the Director of the National Cancer Institute and overseeing publication of the Institute's annual Progress Report to Congress.
Prior to his reporting on medicine, Mr. Mann conducted all the feature interviews for Emmy magazine, the monthly publication of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Subjects included: TV news legend Walter Cronkite, producer David Wolper, network presidents Don Ohlmeyer, Grant Tinker, and Brandon Tartikoff, child star Jackie Cooper, and Public Citizen hero Ralph Nader.
In 1990, on assignment for Air & Space Magazine, Mr. Mann traveled with the United States Air Force on a mission deep into Antarctica to cover a midwinter airdrop to the National Science Foundation science stations at McMurdo and the South Pole.
But in the end, it's medicine that most fascinates Mann. "It's all about being there," he says, "being able to experience—albeit second-hand—the excitement of discovery and the challenges doctors face in their work."
Mann loves talking to doctors, listening to their compelling stories. His most recent books, with Dr. Howard Loomis of Logan University, explore how different enzyme formulations can be used to target nutritional deficiencies and restore normal organ function before the body reaches a state of disease.
Mann holds advanced degrees in English Literature and has taught at the University of Hawaii, with doctoral studies completed at Claremont Graduate University. His extensive interview with legendary Henry James biographer Leon Edel was recently published by the Henry James Society. (http://www.arnoldmann.net/AM-leon-edel.html)