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Paul Raeburn
Paul Raeburn

    Paul Raeburn ( is the host of Innovations in Medicine and The Washington report on ReachMD. He is the former senior editor for science, technology and medicine at Business Week. Before that, he was the science editor and chief science correspondent at The Associated Press. He is a commentator for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, and occasional guest host of NPR’s Talk of the Nation: Science Friday. Raeburn is the author of three books, most recently Acquainted with the Night, a memoir of raising children with depression and bipolar disorder (Broadway Books, 2004). His work has appeared most recently in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Scientific American, Psychology Today, Self, Technology Review and others. He is now working on a book on fathers. He is also program director for the annual New Horizons in Science writers’ conference, sponsored by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. He has been a journalism fellow at Stanford University and science-writer-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin and the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a bachelor's degree in physics. He also studied composition at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, and he plays piano and guitar. Before joining the AP, he worked for the Boston Phoenix and the Lowell (Mass.) Sun. A native of Detroit, Raeburn now lives in New York City with his wife, the writer Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn.

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