Mohammad Didar Hossain

মোহাম্মদ দিদার হোসেন

Assistant Professor

  •  Phone:   880-1918703431
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 Apart from the academic position at RUET,  currently I am a PhD Researcher at the Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health at the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa and an East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellow. I earned my BSS in Social Welfare and two Master’s degrees in Social Welfare and Gerontology, all from the University of Dhaka. My research interests are aging, public health, community development, human rights and policy practice. I have a combination of 8 years experience in teaching, research and community development and dedicated to use academic research to improve the living conditions of the older adults in Bangladesh. 
Field of Research
  •  Aging (Productive Aging, Social Isolation, Mental Health, Support System, Institutional Care)
  •  Human Rights, Democracy, Social Policy, Advocacy
  •  Voluntarism, Community Engagement, Capacity Building
Research Gate
  •  First Joined: 02nd Jun, 2015
  •      Dept. of Humanities



Book / Book Chapter
Journal Articles
Conference Papers
SL Authors Title Publisher Details Publication Year Type
1 Mohammad Didar Hossain Productive Engagements and Psychological Wellbeing of Older Adults; An Analysis of HRS Dataset "2021 FORESIGHT AND BEYOND - Innovations in Aging" Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society (HPGS) BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2021 Conference
2 Yeonjung Jane Lee, Tyran M. Terada, Mohammad Didar Hossain Emerging disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic among older adults in rural Hawai‘i. Journal of Rural Health by American Psychological Association (APA) 2021 Journal
3 Yeonjung Jane Lee, Kathryn L. Braun, Yan Yan Wu, Seunghye Hong, Ernest Gonzales, Yi Wang, Mohammad Didar Hossain, Tyran M. Terada & Colette V. Browne Neighborhood Social Cohesion and the Health of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Older Adults Journal of Gerontological Social Work 2021 Journal
4 Lee YJ, Braun KL, Wu YY, Burrage R, Muneoka S, Browne C, Mokuau NK, Terada TM, Hossain MD. Physical Activity and Health Among Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Older Adults Journal of Aging Health 2021 Journal
5 Yeonjung Jane Lee, Tyran M. Terada, Mohammad Didar Hossain The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Older Adults in the US University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work 2020 Conference
6 Mathew Goldberg, Lilinoe Kauahikaua, Mohammad (Didar) Hossain, and Zedrick-Kyle Oda Creating A Continuum Of Opioid Support Among Vulnerable Populations Care Coordination and Case Management Training and Capacity Building for Overdose Prevention 2020 Conference
7 Yeonjung Jane Lee, Zedrick-Kyle Oda, Mohammad Didar Hossain, Lilinoe Kauahikaua, Mathew Goldberg, and Seunghye Hong Disparities in Overdose Epidemic & Achieving Equity for Vulnerable Populations The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), HI, USA 2020 Conference
8 Mohammad Didar Hossain Social Work Interventions to Address the Challenges of Population Ageing in Bangladesh Social Work and Sustainable Social Development 2020 Book Chapter
9 Mohammad Didar Hossain Financial Support for Caregivers to Elderly in Hawaii; A Policy Paper Analysis on Kupuna Caregivers Act-2017. INSEARCH-2019: 6th International Integrative Research Conference on Governance in Society, Business and Environment. BARD, Cumilla, Bangladesh. (Accepted). 2019 Conference
10 Monira Parvin Kona, Tahmina Khatun, Abdulla -All-Mijan, Nazrul Islam, Mohammad Didar HossainMohammad Didar Hossain CHALLENGES FACED BY URBAN WORKING WOMEN IN BANGLADESH: A CASE IN RAJSHAHI CITY Conference on Rethinking Development in South Asia 2018 Conference
11 Mohammad Didar Hossain1, Tahmina Khatun2, Nazrul Islam3, Monira Parvin Kona4, Abdulla-Al l- Mija Role of Micro-credit Program on Socio-economic Development of Slum Women: A Study in Dhaka City International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research Volume 9, Issue 8, Augsut-2018 2018 Journal
12 Mohammad Didar Hossain Social Work Interventions to Address the Challenges of Population Ageing in Bangladesh. International Conference on Social Work and Sustainable Social Development 2018. SUST, Bangladesh 2018 Conference
13 Mohammad Didar Hossain Legal and Policy Framework of Human Rights for Older Persons in Bangladesh: An Overview 3rd Annual International Conference on: Narrating Human Rights: Issues of Migration, Discrimination, and Protection of Human Rights in Southeast Asia in 2018. Jember, Java, Indonesia 2018 Conference
14 Mohammad Didar Hossain Built Environment and Urban Features towards an Aged Friendly City; A Study on Dhaka City International Conference on Planning, Architecture, and Civil Engineering (ICPACE)-2017, RUET, Rajshahi 2017 Conference
15 Mohammad, D. H., & Saleha A. Impact of Globalization on the nature of Child Care in Urban Areas of Bangladesh Journal of Economics and Development Studies, ISSN:2304-4160. 2014 Journal
16 Mohammad, D. H., & Tanjina Akhter Needs of and Services to Older Persons: A Study in Dhaka City. Bangladesh Journal of Geriatrics, Volume: 48, Year: 2013, ISSIN:1012-9197 2013 Journal
17 Mohammad Didar Hossain Reflection of Aging Issues in National Policies of Bangladesh; A Content Analysis Journal of Social Development, Year: 2013, ISSIN: 3042-7163. 2013 Journal
  •  Graduate Degree Fellowship (GDF) 2019-2011, East-West Center, Hawaii, USA.
  •  President Gold Medal Award, 2015. University of Dhaka (Convocation)
  •  Provost Award 2014. University of Dhaka
  •  Global Entrepreneurship Training (Social) Fellowship, Handong Global University, South Korea-2011
  •  2021: HAWAII State Health Insurance Award on Successful Completion of "Introduction to the Medicare" course
  •  2021-2022: Myron B Thompson Endowed Scholarship, University of Hawai'i, USA
  •  Spring 2021: Dean's Scholarship, Graduate Division at the University of Hawaii
  •  2020-2022: University of Hawaii Achievement Scholarship, USA
  •  2020-2021: School of Social Work 80th Anniversary Kauhale Scholarship, University of Hawaii
  •  2019: Syeda Tonima Hadi and Steve Lane Scholarship, EWC, Hawaii, USA
  •  2019-2020: Kamehameha School, Alu Like Inc. & MBTSSW Practicum Grant for Social Services for Native Hawaiian Communities, Hawaii, USA
  •  2019-2021: Graduate Degree Fellowship (GDF), US State Department
  •  2019-2020: Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society scholarship, Honolulu, Hawaii
  •  2019-2020: Toufiq & Ulrike Siddiqi Degree Scholars Awards
  •  2019-2020: Parvathy Menon-Mohan Fellowships, Hawaii
  •  2015: Gold Medal (President), University of Dhaka
  •  2013: Provost Award, University of Dhaka
  •  2011: Global Entrepreneurship Training Fellowship, South Korea
  •  2006-2010: National Merit Scholarship (Board), Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
  •  Member, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), USA, since October 2020 to till date.
  •  Legislative Fellow, Vice Chancellor Office, University of Hawaii at Manoa since August, 2020 to till date.
  •  Executive Member (Elected) at the Bangladesh Gerontological Association (BGA) since January, 2014 to till date.
  •  Executive Member (Elected) at the Teachers Association of Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology since January 2018 to July 2019.
  •  General Member at Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Association (HPGS) since September, 2019 to till date.
  •  Spouse and Partner Representative (Elected) at East- West Center Participants Association (EWCPA) since September, 2019 to till date.
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Activity Description
Community Service Activities




Focused Area/s

Intern (Administration & Technology

EWC Fall Exchange, 2020

May, 2020 to December 2020

Website Development, Marketing and Communication

MSW Intern

Alu Like Inc.

225 Hours

Referral & Information Service

Host, Fall  & SpringExchange

East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

50 hours during the fall semester, 2019 & Spring, 2020

Cultural Exchange


EWCPA Family and Partner





Nirapodh Rokter Bondhon (NIROB)

July 2015 to July 2019

Blood Donation Group


Greater Noakhali Student Welfare Association- RUET

January 2016 to July 2019

Student Welfare & Community Development

Founder and Executive Director

Generations Care (GC) Group

June, 2014 to till date

Volunteer group to serve older persons and children


Student Association of Social Worker (SASW)

12-08-09 to 11.30.2010.

National platform of social work students in Bangladesh

Executive Member

Youth Engagement System (YES) Group

Transparency International, Bangladesh

ISWR Unit, Dhaka University.

June, 2010 to May 2011.

Social movement against corruption