Andrew J. Hogan, MA, PhD
Andrew J. Hogan, MA, PhD

Andrew J. Hogan, MA, PhD

Associate Professor
Director, Science and Medicine in Society Program
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments


  • History


  • 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.

Publications and Presentations


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


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

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • CURAS Faculty Summer Research Grant
  • George Haddix President's Faculty Research Fund
  • "Evolving Narratives of Developmental Disabilities in Postwar Clinical Professions" National Science Foundation Standard Research Grant, Award #1655013
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend

Awards and Honors

  • William Bynum Prize in the History of Medicine, 2014