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

Andrew J. Hogan, MA, PhD

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments


  • History


  • Associate Professor


Publications and Presentations


  • Life Histories of Genetic Disease: Patterns and prevention in postwar medical genetics, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016
  • “Medical Genetics,” In A Companion to the History of American Science, edited by Georgina M. Montgomery, and Mark A. Largent, Wiley-Blackwell, 147-159, 2016
  • “Vernon Ingram.” Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (eLS) (Peer Reviewed), 2015


  • "From Precaution to Peril: Public Relations Across Forty Years of Genetic Engineering" Endeavour, 40(4), 218-222, 2016
  • “Medical Eponyms: Patient advocates, professional interests, and the persistence of honorary naming" Social History of Medicine (Peer Reviewed), 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 (Peer Reviewed), 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, Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, 45, no 1, 174-197, 2015
  • Hogan, Andrew J. 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, 315-336, 2014
  • Hogan, Andrew J. Mobilizing the Fetus [reviews of] Julie Roberts, The Visualised Foetus Malcolm Nicolson and John E. E. Fleming, Imaging and Imagining the Fetus, Technology and Culture, 55, 730-733, 2014
  • “Locating Genetic Disease: The impact of clinical nosology on biomedical conceptions of the human genome (1966-1990)" New Genetics and Society (Peer Reviewed), 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 (Peer Reviewed), 36, no 2, 77-84, 2012

Editing and Reviews

  • Review of Human Heredity in the Twentieth Century, edited by Bernd Gausemeier, Staffan Muller-Wille and Edmund Ramsden (Pickering & Chatto, 2013), Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 90(4), 743-745, 2016
  • Review of Alexandra Minna Stern, Telling Genes: The story of genetic counseling in America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012), Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 69 no. 4, 687-689, 2015
  • “Tracing Postwar Biomedicine”: Review of Angela Creager, Life Atomic (Chicago University Press, 2013). Metascience, 24 no. 1, 163-165, 2015
  • “Review Essay: Mobilizing the Fetus.” Technology and Culture, Technology and Culture, 55 no. 3, 730-733, 2014


  • Invited Talk: “Countervailing Trends: Defining disability and genetic difference in the late-20th century.” Creighton University Center for Health Policy and Ethics, 2016
  • "Medical Genetics in the Clinic: Dysmorphology and its anthropometric roots." American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Conference, Minneapolis, 2016
  • Invited Talk: “An Infrastructure for Prevention: Human gene and disease mapping in historical perspective.” National Institutes of Health, Genome Research Institute, 2016
  • “Measuring Bodily Difference: Anthropometry in Asylums and Genetic Medicine.” Midwest Junto for the History of Science Annual Conference, Norman, OK, 2016
  • Invited Talk: “Making the Most of Uncertainty: Managing the risk of the unknown in prenatal diagnosis.” Histories of Reproductive Risk Workshop, Princeton, NJ, 2016
  • Invited Talk: “Managing a Marginal Diagnosis: Genetic counseling and the expansion of prenatal testing.” International Workshop: The Establishment of Genetic Counseling in the Second Half of the 20th Century, Berlin, Germany,, 2016
  • “One Elephant in the Room: Genetic and social aspects of naming in biomedicine.” History of Science Society Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2015
  • “From Evolutionary Neurology to Genetics: Tracing the deep history of Down’s syndrome.” International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB) Biennial Conference, Montreal, Quebec, 2015
  • “The Thrill of Mapping: Bridging the gap in postwar human genetics.” Sixth International Workshop on the History of Human Genetics, Glasgow, Scotland, 2015
  • “Negotiating Medical Knowledge: Professional interests, patient advocates, and the localization of naming practices.” American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Conference, New Haven, CT *Panel Organizer, 2015
  • “Discerning Patterns of Abnormality: Institutionalized patients and the postwar delineation of genetic disease.” History of Science Society, Chicago, IL, 2014
  • “Fragile X Syndrome and the Age of Targeted Prevention.” American Association for the History for Medicine Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 2014
  • Invited Talk: “Anatomising the Genome: Chromosomes and the search for disease.” Centre for Global Health Histories, University of York, 2014

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
  • George L. Harrison Graduate Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
  • Education Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, School of Liberal and Professional Studies, 2012