“With thoughtful reporting and judicious use of data, Suzanne Bohan shows us where hope lies—with everyone committed to making change happen.”

—Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink


About Suzanne

Suzanne Bohan is an accomplished health and science journalist and author. From 2000 to 2012 she covered science, environment and health issues for the largest newspaper chain in the San Francisco region, the Bay Area News Group. The chains’ newspapers include the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune. Bohan has won nearly 20 journalism awards, including the 2010 White House Correspondents’ Association Edgar A. Poe award for the series “Shortened Lives: Where You Live Matters” on why life expectancies vary so dramatically between nearby neighborhoods.



“This is a remarkable book. It tackles, head on, one of the most perplexing problems of our time...”

—S. Leonard Syme, Professor Emeritus,
UC Berkeley (on Twenty Years of Life)

“In this slim but powerful volume, Suzanne Bohan takes us on a remarkable journey of discovery.”

—Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California
(on Twenty Years of Life)

“Bohan provides such great and humane insight...”

—Linda Rudolph, Director, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute (on Twenty Years of Life)

“This book is insightful and accessible, combining hard scientific facts with practical advice.”

—Publishers Weekly
(50 Simple Ways to Live a Longer Life)

“Bohan and Kleffman stand conventional wisdom on its head... The stories in this series have profound national and regional implications.”

—White House Correspondents’ Association (on Shortened Lives)

“In the midst of the national health care debate, these exceptionally well-reported stories offer unique and valuable lessons for public health policy.”

—Edgar A. Poe Award judges
(on Shortened Lives)