Linda L. Hogan
Linda L. Hogan died on August 30, 2019, following a 25-year history of living with breast cancer and a more recent diagnosis of advanced lung cancer. She was born on November 29, 1946, in Farmington, Maine, and was the only child of Eleanor Sidell (Hogan) Stevens of Madison/Waterville, Maine, and John W. Hogan, Jr. of Park City, Kentucky.
Linda received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, in 1969 and a master’s degree in social work from Boston College in 1971.
From Social Work to Research Administration
Ms. Hogan worked in both geriatric social work and oncology social work before becoming an administrator for various cancer research organizations. She managed cancer research organizations at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard and Dartmouth Medical School, and she spent 5 years as Manager of the Protocol and Information Office at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. Ms. Hogan later returned to New England as Administrative Director of the Statistical and Data Analysis Center for AIDS research at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.
Many in the oncology community knew and interacted with Ms. Hogan in her work with the cooperative groups and the National Cancer Institute.
Clinical Trials Consultant
In 1991, Ms. Hogan opened a national clinical trials consulting practice and worked with community hospitals nationwide to develop and enhance cancer and HIV/AIDS clinical trial research programs.
In her earlier years in Massachusetts, she served on the Board of the American Cancer Society of Elder Services and was a founder of one of the first community Hospice Programs in Massachusetts.