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Wehrman, Andrew



Professor Andrew Wehrman's research focuses on popular politics and the politics of medicine in early America. Before coming to Central Michigan University in 2015, he was John G. and Jeanne McCoy Assistant Professor of History at Marietta College. He has appeared on C-SPAN, NPR and in the Boston Globe and Washington Post. 

More about Andrew Wehrman

His current book project The Contagion of Liberty argues that popular demand for inoculation and other public solutions during smallpox epidemics in the 1760s and 1770s infected Revolutionary politics and changed the way Americans understood their health and the government’s responsibility to protect it.

He received the 2008 Walter Muir Whitehill Award for his article in The New England Quarterly “The Siege of Castle Pox.”

  • B.A. from the University of Arkansas, 2003
  • M.A.T. from the University of Arkansas, 2004
  • M.A. from Northwestern University, 2005
  • Ph.D. from Northwestern University, 2011

Courses Taught

  • Colonial and Revolutionary America
  • The Early Republic
  • History of American medicine