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Brendan Hart, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Clinical Emergency Medicine

Brendan Hart
For Patients
About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Medical education
  • Bedside communication
  • Social determinants of health

Research Interests

  • Social determinants of health
  • Global public health
  • Autism spectrum disorders
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • MD, Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • PhD, Mailman School of Public Health/Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, New York, NY


  • American Academy for Emergency Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Robert K. Merton Book Award, American Sociological Association, Science, Knowledge and Technology section

Digital Bibliography

Gil Eyal, Brendan Hart, Emine Onculer, Neta Oren, and Natasha Rossi (2010). The Autism Matrix: The Social Origins of the Autism Epidemic. New York: Polity Press.

Brendan Hart (2010). Autism Parents & the Neurodiversity Movement: Radical Translation, Joint Embodiment, and the Prosthetic Environment. BioSocieties, 9(3), 284- 303.

Gil Eyal, Des Fitzgerald, Brendan Hart, Martine D. Lappé and Daniel Navon (2014). Moving Targets: Emergent Biomedical Platforms, Categories of Difference and Repertoires of Social Action in Autism Research, Advocacy and Care. BioSocieties, 9(3) 233-240.

Gil Eyal & Brendan Hart (2010). How Parents of Autistic Children Became ‘Experts on Their Own Children’: Notes Towards a Sociology of Expertise. Berkeley J. of Sociology, vol 56.

Gil Eyal & Brendan Hart (2014). Autism. The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Scientific, Medical and Technological History. Ed. Hugh Slotten. Oxford University Press.

Gil Eyal & Brendan Hart (2016). Was tun Autismus-Therapien eigentlich (wenn sie Autismus nicht heilen)? Autismus – Zu einer kliniscjen und kulturellen Diagnose. Translated to German from English by Patricia Kunstenaar. Zurich: Netzwerk Entresol, 13-60.