Linda F. Hogle

Position title: Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Emerita


Phone: (608) 262-1460

Room 1440, Medical Sciences Center

Emeritus faculty Linda Hogle

Research interests:
Socio-cultural, political and ethical issues in emerging biomedical engineering technologies; stem cell and tissue engineering policy and ethics; social determinants of health; personal health information and data sharing

In general, I am interested in the ways that novel biomedical technologies emerge within specific social, historical and political contexts. In particular, I follow how they either become embedded in standard thinking and practice—or resist becoming a part of existing infrastructures, entailing innovation, legal-regulatory response, and organizational change. I have conducted ethnographies of tissue engineering and stem cell research, as well as organ and tissue procurement. More recently, I conduct analyses of recent healthcare administrative practices (focus on accountable care organizations and the uptake of social determinants of health SDoH for risk prediction analytics), and studies of how health data is shared or blocked. This includes analysis of how information about individuals comes to count as ‘personal health information’ that is shared with research and commercial entities.

I currently collaborate on projects regarding regenerative medicine scale-up and industrialization (Wellcome Trust) and a project on artificial intelligence and data sharing (Stanford University).

Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies; Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center; Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery; Center for European Studies


Post-doc 2000 Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University

PhD 1996 Medical Anthropology, University of California-San Francisco/ University of California-Berkeley

MBA 1979 Healthcare Administration emphasis, University Texas- A

BS 1975 Medical Technology, Texas Christian University


Hogle, LF (in preparation) Authenticating persons and things: Identifying human materials and data from Cell Culture to Blockchain.
Hogle, LF (Ed) 2014. Regenerative Medicine Ethics: Governing Research and Knowledge Practices. NY: Springer.
Hogle, L.F. 1999. Recovering the Nation’s Body: Cultural Memory, Medical Practice and the Politics of Redemption. New Brunswick:
Rutgers University Press. Nota Bene from Chronical of Higher Education; Reviewed in American Anthropologist, American
Ethnologist, Ethik in Der Medizin

Articles and book chapters (selected recent):
Hogle, LF 2022. Enacting authenticity: changing ontologies of biological entities. IN Handbook of the Anthropology of Technology,
Bruun, MH, Wahlberg, A., Douglas-Jones, R., Hasse, C, Hoeyer, K, Kristensen, DB. and Winthereik, BR. London: Springer.
Stephens, N., Morrison, M., Martin, P. and Hogle, LF. 2021 Spatiotemporal readiness is key to preparing regenerative medicine
for the clinic. Regenerative Medicine 16(3).
Hogle, LF 2019. Accounting for Accountable Care. Social Studies of Science 49(4):556-582.
Hogle, LF 2017. Intersections of Technological and Regulatory Zones in Regenerative Medicine. Global
Perspectives on Stem Cell Technologies. Aditya Bharadwaj (ed) University Geneva, Ed. Palgrave.
Hogle, LF and Das, A. 2017. The social production of evidence: Regenerative medicine and the 21st Century Cures Act. Regenerative
Medicine 2(6)581-586.
Hogle, LF 2016. Data Intensive Resourcing in Biomedicine. BioSocieties 11(3) Hogle, LF and Rapp, R (guest eds) doi:10.1057/s41292-
2016. The Ethics and Politics of Infrastructures: Creating the Conditions of Possibility for Big Data in Biomedicine. In The Ethics
of Biomedical Big Data. Mittelstadt, B. and Floridi, L. (Eds) 397-427.
Saha, K and Hogle, LF. 2014. Allying with donors to link health and medical information with stem cell lines can advance disease
modeling while enhancing data access. Cell Stem Cell 14(5):559-560.
Hoeyer, K. & Hogle, LF 2014. Informed Consent: The Politics of Intent in Medical Research. Palo Alto, CA: Annual Review of
Anthropology 43: 347-362.

previous key papers:
Hogle, L.F. 2010. Characterizing Embryonic Stem Cells: Biological and Social Markers of Identity. Medical Anthropology Quarterly
Hogle, L.F. 2009. Pragmatic Objectivity and the Standardization of Engineered Tissues. Social Studies of Science 39(5):717-742.