Arnold Mann has been writing about medicine for 30 years.
His cover stories for Time and USA Weekend magazines, most notably his investigative reporting on the toxic mold threat in homes, schools and the workplace, earned him recognition as one of the nation’s leading environmental journalists, and keynote speaker at the EPA Healthy Indoor Air Conference in Dallas.
Mr. Mann has also written extensively for the publications of the National Institutes of Health, where he served from 2004 to 2005 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 NIH work, Mann covered medical conferences for the International Medical News Group, which publishes specialty newspapers for physicians, including Internal Medicine News, Skin & Allergy News, Clinical Psychiatry News, Pediatric News, OB-Gyn News and Family Practice News.
In 2009, Mann’s Time cover story on neurosurgeon Keith Black became a book, Brain Surgeon: A Doctor’s Inspiring Encounters with Mortality and Miracles (Hachette), with Mann serving as Dr. Black’s co-author. The critically acclaimed book was nominated for an NAACP Image Award (Best Nonfiction Book) and Best Biography/Memoir by the African-American Literary Society. Mann has also authored books on environmental illness, autism, and nutritional approaches to the practice of medicine, as well as physician memoirs.
Prior to writing about medicine, Mr. Mann served as the feature interviewer for Emmy, the Magazine of the Academy of TV Arts and Sciences.
Mr. Mann holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in English Literature from the University of Hawaii, where he taught freshman composition and sophomore literature, with postgraduate work completed at Claremont Graduate University in California. In 2017, the Henry James Society published Mr. Mann’s extensive 1981 interview with his mentor, Henry James biographer Leon Edel, known for his pioneering work in literary psychology.