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Andrew Joseph Hogan, MA, PhD

Director, Science and Medicine in Society Program

Associate Professor

Andrew Hogan


College of Arts and Sciences
DHHC - Dowling Hall/Humanities Center

Andrew Joseph Hogan, MA, PhD

Director, Science and Medicine in Society Program

Associate Professor

Andrew Hogan’s research examines evolving clinical perspectives and narratives of disability. He focuses on how physicians and other clinical professionals have visualized, characterized, and managed various forms of intellectual and developmental disabilities since the 1940s. Hogan’s current book project examines the influence and adoption of more positive, accepting, and inclusive conceptions of developmental disabilities within three fields: clinical psychology, genetic counseling, and pediatrics. As part of this, he considers ongoing tensions, between proponents of traditional medical models and alternative social modes of disability. Through historical analysis, Hogan aims to provide insight into how often countervailing social and medical perspectives of disability have been successfully bridged since 1940, and how past instances of translation and outreach can continue to shape and improve the social and medical support for people with disabilities in the future.




Associate Professor


  • Johns Hopkins University Press
    Life Histories of Genetic Disease: Patterns and prevention in postwar medical genetics 2016


  • Bulletin of the History of Medicine
    “Moving Away from the ‘Medical Model’: The World Health Organization’s classification of disability.”
    92, no. 2, p. 241-269 2019
  • CMAJ
    “Social and Medical Models of Disability and Mental Health: Evolution and renewal.”
    191, no. 1, p. E16-E18 2019
  • Isis
    “The ‘Two Cultures’ in Clinical Psychology: Constructing disciplinary divides in the management of mental retardation."
    109, no. 4, p. 695-719 2018
  • Endeavour
    "From Precaution to Peril: Public Relations Across Forty Years of Genetic Engineering." 
    40, no. 4, p. 218-222 2016
  • Social History of Medicine
    “Medical Eponyms: Patient advocates, professional interests, and the persistence of honorary naming."
    29, no. 3, p. 534-556 2016
  • Studies in the History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
    "Making the Most of Uncertainty: Treasuring exceptions in prenatal diagnosis." 
    57, p. 24-33 2016
  • Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
    Hogan, Andrew J. Disrupting Genetic Dogma: Bridging Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology in Fragile X Research
    45, p. 174-197 2015
  • Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
    “Disrupting Genetic Dogma: Bridging cytogenetics and molecular biology in fragile X research.” 
    45, no. 1, p. 174-197 2015
  • Medical History
    'The 'Morbid Anatomy' of the Human Genome: Tracing the Observational and Representational Approaches of Postwar Genetics and Biomedicine' The William Bynum Prize Essay
    58, no. 3, p. 315-336 2014
  • New Genetics and Society
    “Locating Genetic Disease: The impact of clinical nosology on biomedical conceptions of the human genome (1966-1990)."
    32, no. 1, p. 78-96 2013
  • Technology and Culture
    “Set Adrift in the Prenatal Diagnostic Marketplace: Analyzing the role of users and mediators in the history of a medical technology.”
    54, no. 1, p. 62-89 2013
  • Endeavour
    “Visualizing Carrier Status: Fragile X syndrome and genetic diagnosis since the 1940s.”
    36, no. 2, p. 77-84 2012


  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend


  • CURAS Faculty Summer Research Grant


  • William Bynum Prize in the History of Medicine