Paul Raeburn is a journalist and blogger, and the author of Why Fathers Matter - What science is telling us about the parent we've overlooked, to be published by Scientific America/FSG in June, 2014. He is chief media critic for the Knight Science Journalism Tracker, and his writing appears regularly in Discover magazine, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and Medium. He is the author of three previous books, including most recently Acquainted with the Night, a memoir of raising children with depression and bipolar disorder
Raeburn has been the science editor and chief science correspondent at the Associated Press, and a senior editor and writer at BusinessWeek. He is a past president of the National Association of Science Writers and a recipient of its Science in Society award, along with numerous other prizes.
A native of Detroit, Raeburn now lives in New York City with his wife, the writer Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn, and their two children.
About Fathers looks at the new science of fatherhood, the subject of my book Why Fathers Matter - What science is telling us about the parent we've overlooked, which will be published by Scientific America/FSG in June, 2014. I also report and comment on news related to fathers, men, boys, families, and parenting.