Arnold Mann has been writing about public health and medicine for 30 years, as a journalist, author, and co-author, working with physicians and scientists to help them tell the stories of their work.
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.
Mr. Mann collaborated with Dr. Keith Black, founder and 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).
"If you want a rare, behind-the-curtain look at the life of one of the most pre-eminent neurosurgeons in the world, pick up Brain Surgeon," said Sanjay Gupta, M.D., CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, and New York Times bestselling author.
Mr. Mann has also written extensively for the publications of the National Institutes of Health, has served as personal writer for the Director of the National Cancer Institute, and oversaw 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, "as doctors and scientists work to solve the riddles of the universe, heroically save lives, and free people to live healthy, pain-free lives."
His most recent books, with Dr. Howard Loomis of Logan University, explore how different enzyme formulations can be used to target nutritional deficiencies, restore normal organ function, and relieve symptoms before the body reaches a state of disease.
Mann holds advanced degrees in English Literature and taught writing at the University of Hawaii, with doctoral studies completed at Claremont Graduate University. His extensive 1981 interview with literary psychology pioneer and legendary Henry James biographer Leon Edel was recently published by the Henry James Society, Center for Henry James Studies.