An Interview with Drew Pinsky '80

conducted by Rob Simpson '69

Dr. Drew - interview page"I hearken back to Aristotle and the nature of happiness. These thoughts have been around forever - about what people need. It's not a mystery, we just need to re-entrench ourselves in that stuff."

In a wide-ranging conversation, these two mental health professionals (and radio personalities) discuss how a stressed-out Amherst undergrad became the most listened-to doctor in America; and how Dr. Drew is using the power of his own fame to mitigate the insidious influence of the "Celebrity Industrial Complex" in Hollywood and beyond.

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Dr. Drew Interview

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Rob Simpson '69 interviews Dr. Drew '80
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 About the Interviewer


Rob Simpson '69
Dr. Rob Simpson '69 is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Brattleboro Retreat, a nationally recognized not-for-profit, mental health and addictions treatment center. He has over 35 years experience in the mental health and substance abuse fields. After graduating from Amherst with a degree in Russian, he earned advanced degrees from Simmons College (MSW), Harvard University (MPH) and the University of Utah where he earned a doctorate in Social Work. His career has been a demonstration of exceptional clinical care and advocacy for the needs of those who seek healthcare services.