Andrew Hogan

Andrew J. Hogan, PhD

Andrew J. Hogan, PhD
Associate Professor
Director of Science and Medicine in Society Program

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Andrew Hogan

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.


PhD (2013) History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania
BS (2007) Biological Sciences, Cornell University

Courses Taught

Critical Issues: Controversies in Science and Medicine
Global Perspectives: History of Science and Medicine
The Politics of Heredity: Eugenics in 20th Century America
Intersections: History of Disability
Historiography of Science and Medicine


Andrew J. Hogan, Life Histories of Genetic Disease: Patterns and Prevention in Postwar Medical Genetics (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016).

Recent Articles

Andrew J. Hogan, “Moving Away from the ‘Medical Model’: The World Health Organization’s classification of disability,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 92, no. 2 (2019): 241-269.

Andrew J. Hogan, “The ‘Two Cultures’ in Clinical Psychology: Constructing disciplinary divides in the management of mental retardation,” Isis 109, no. 4 (2018): 695-719.

Andrew J. Hogan, “Social and Medical Models of Disability and Mental Health: Evolution and renewal,” Canadian Medical Association Journal 191, no. 1 (2019): E16-E18.

Andrew J. Hogan, “Medical Eponyms: Patient advocates, professional interests, and the persistence of honorary naming.” Social History of Medicine 29, no. 3 (2016): 534-556.

Andrew J. Hogan, “Making the Most of Uncertainty: Treasuring exceptions in prenatal diagnosis.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 57 (2016): 24-33.

Andrew J. Hogan, “From Precaution to Peril: Public relations over forty years of genetic engineering.” Endeavour 40, no. 4 (2016): 218-222.

Andrew J. Hogan, “Disrupting Genetic Dogma: Bridging cytogenetics and molecular biology in fragile X research.” Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 45, no. 1 (2015): 174-197.

Andrew J. Hogan, “The ‘Morbid Anatomy’ of the Human Genome: Tracing the observational and representational approaches of postwar genetics and biomedicine.” Medical History 58, no. 3 (2014): 315-336.

Andrew J. Hogan, “Set Adrift in the Prenatal Diagnostic Marketplace: Analyzing the role of users and mediators in the history of a medical technology.” Technology and Culture 54, no. 1 (2013): 62-89.


  • 2017-2020 Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation Standard Grant ($132,000)
  • 2017 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend
  • 2016-7 George F. Haddix President’s Faculty Research Fellowship
  • 2016 CURAS Summer Faculty Research Fellowship
  • 2013 William Bynum Prize in the History of Medicine