Dennis P. Hogan

Professor of Population Studies (Research)


Dennis Hogan earned his PhD in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976. Following this, Hogan was at the University of Chicago from 1976-1987 where he served as Associate Director of the Population Research Center. From 1987-1995, he was at Pennsylvania State University where he directed the Population Research Institute. Joining Brown University in 1995 as Professor of Sociology, Hogan served as Director of the Population Studies and Training Center until 2000. He holds an endowed professorship as the Robert E. Turner Distinguished Professor of Population Studies. He is interested in the life course of American adolescents and especially in the ways in which opportunities in local environments and resources of parents are converted into successful transitions to adult life, as well as the effects of limited opportunities and few family resources. His research includes studies of the health and disability of children and adolescents; population prevalence; access and use of needed medical and supportive services; their educational and employment aspirations and experiences; and the impacts of children with disabilities on the lives of other family members. Throughout his career, Hogan has been involved in studies of reproductive and child health in developing-country populations. His research interests in developing nations and on the lives of adolescents has resulted in studies of women’s reproductive behaviors and dangers to their well-being in several populations, most recently Ethiopia, as well as participation in a longitudinal study of young men and women in Ethiopia as they become adults. He is currently collaborating with researchers at the Institute for Community and Public Health at Birzeit University in Ramallah, the occupied Palestinian territories, on research and on establishing a center for population research.

Selected Publications

The Family Consequences of Children’s Disability. 2012. Dennis Hogan. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

"The Educational Attainment Process among Adolescents with Disabilities and Children of Parents with Disabilities." 2009. Shandra, Carrie, Dennis Hogan. International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education, 56: 363-379.   

“Delinquency among Adolescents with Disabilities,” with Carrie Shandra. 2012. Child Indicators Research. Online First™, 2 February 2012.

Population Dynamics in a Society in Crisis: The Resilient Families of Ethiopia. 2012. David P. Lindstrom,  Dennis P. Hogan, and Assefa Hailermariam (eds). Lampeter, Wales: The Edwin Mellen Press.

“Nonmarital Sex and Condom Knowledge among Ethiopian Young People: Improved Estimates Using a Nonverbal Response Card.” 2010. Lindstrom, David P, Tefera Belachew, Craig Hadley, Megan Klein Hattori, Dennis Hogan, and Fasil Tessema. Studies in Family Planning, 41: 251-262.

“Human-related Quality of Life of Gaza Palestinians in the Aftermath of the Winter 2008-09 Israeli Attack on the Strip." 2011. Niveen M.E. Abu-Rmeileh, Weeam Hammoudeh, Awad Mataria, Abdullatif Husseini, Marwan Khawaja, Harry S. Shannon, Dennis Hogan, Graham C.M. Watt, Huda Zurayk, Rita Giacaman. European Journal of Public Health, 1-6.

“Sources of Human Insecurity in Post-War Situations.”2011. Ziadni M, Hammoudeh W, Abu Rmeileh N, Hogan D, Shannon H, Giacaman R. Journal of Human Security, 7(3): 23-36.

“Human Security and Associated Factors in the Gaza Strip Six Months after the Winter 2008-09 Israeli Attack.” 2011. Maisa Ziadni, Weaam Hammoudeh, Niveen Abu Rmeileh, Dennis Hogan, Harry Shannon, Rita Giacaman. Journal of Human Insecurity, 11-12.


Disability, Family lives, Fertility and family planning, Transition to adulthood