Suzanne Bohan was a staff writer covering science, environment, and health issues for the Bay Area News Group (which included The Mercury News, Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune) from 2000 to 2012. She left to embark on a book project on challenging health inequities, Twenty Years of Life, published by Island Press in 2018 and supported with a grant from the Aspen Institute.
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. She previously worked for the Sacramento Bee and freelanced with TIME Inc. and the San Francisco Chronicle. Through syndication her work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Seattle Times, Miami Herald, and numerous other newspapers nationwide.
She’s the past president of the Northern California Science Writers Association. She also served on the board of the Society of Professional Journalist’s SF chapter, organizing special events. Bohan has a master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in biology, with an emphasis in ecology, from San Francisco State University. She interned at CNN and worked in radio at KCBS and KRQR, but decided to focus her career on print media. She lives in Northern California.
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