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Andrew "Drew" Simpson

Visiting Assistant Professor of History
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

College Hall 508
Phone: 412.396.2563


Ph.D., History, Carnegie Mellon University
M.A., History, American University
B.A., History and Conflict Studies, DePauw University

Andrew Simpson's scholarship examines the relationship between cities and academic medical centers in the late twentieth century United States. Prior to returning to graduate school he worked in community development and political organizing. Simpson's historical and public policy background includes work for NASA's Program History Office, the National Park Service, and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Program for Deliberative Democracy.

  • HIST 151: Shaping of the Modern World
  • HIST 204: U.S. since 1877
  • HIST 388: U.S. since 1945
  • HIST 399: Special Topics in History
  • HIST 574: 20th-Century U.S.
  • "Transporting Lazarus: Physicians, the State, and the Creation of the Modern Paramedic an Ambulance, 1955-1974" Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. Vol. 68, No. 2. April 2013.

  • Too Many Patients, Too Few Resources (co-author and co-editor) guiding document for community-based deliberative engagement, April 2012 in Baltimore, MD.

  • Five-Year Consolidated Plan for the Use of Community Development Block Grants for the City of Evansville, Indiana. Prepared for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 2004-2009.
  • 2013 Goldman Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching, Carnegie Mellon Department of History
  • Andrew W. Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion (2012-2013) Fellowship
  • Richard Harrison Shryock Medal from the American Association for the History of Medicine.