Room No. 3426, Kobi Jibananda Das Academic Building (3rd floor), Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh

Md. Hasan Howlader (মোঃ হাসান হাওলাদার)
Associate Professor

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Md. Hasan Howlader is currently the Associate Professor of Development Studies in the Social Science, School of Khulna University, Bangladesh. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science (honors) and a Master of Social Science in Sociology from the Sociology Discipline of Khulna University, Bangladesh. He has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience and taught different courses across Bachelor of Social Science in Development Studies and Master of Development Studies (MDS) curricula. He has already published a couple of research articles in different national and international peer-reviewed journals collectively. He has also supervised more than 30 undergraduate and graduate students. He also served as the Assistant Director of Student Affairs at Khulna University and was formerly the Head of the Development Studies Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh. He is also experienced in working with local and international NGOs regarding community development and women's empowerment issues. Currently Pursuing Ph.D. Studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.  

Master of Social Science in Sociology, Khulna University, Bangladesh

Duration: 01 year

Obtained CGPA: 3.54 out of 4.0 (First position)

Thesis Title: Constraints to Healthcare Services  in Rural Bangladesh

Medium of instruction: English

Bachelor of Social Science in Sociology, Khulna University, Bangladesh

Duration: 04 years

Obtained CGPA: 3.60 out of 4.0 (First position)

Research Monograph: Gender Perspective of Local Government: A Study on the Women Representatives in Union Parishad

Medium of instruction: English

My research interests center around the socio-economic aspects of the development of the disadvantaged section of society i.e. women, children, minority people, aged people, people with disability, and rural people applying both qualitative and quantitative statistical tools, techniques, and measurements.  I am especially interested in exploring the following issues; 

  • Communication for Development (C4D)
  • Child Welfare and Family Welfare
  • Development Inequality
  • Gender and regional inequality in healthcare utilization
  • Public health and development
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Justice
  • Social exclusion and Discrimination
  • SDGs and Bangladesh Vision 2041

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
No Research Project Available

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  • Journal Articles
  • Chanda, S. K., Kabir, Md. R., Roy, T., Shohel, T. A. Howlader, Md. H., Razu, S. R. (2022). Sociocultural costs of the long-term COVID-19 outbreak in Bangladesh: a systematic review.  Sage Open (12/4).
  • Rahman MA, Kundu S, Rashid HO, Shanto HH, Rahman MM, Khan B, Howlader MH & Islam MA. (2022) Socioeconomic inequalities in utilizing facility delivery in Bangladesh: A decomposition analysis using nationwide 2017–2018 demographic and health survey data. PLoS ONE 17(11): e0278093.
  • Islam, M., Shanto, H. H., Jabbar, A., & Howlader, M. (2022). Caesarean Section in Indonesia: Analysis of Trends and Socio-Demographic Correlates in Three Demographic and Health Surveys (2007–2017)Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Journal4(3), 136-144.
  • Howlader, M.H., Roshid, H.O., Kundu, S. et al. (2022)Determinants associated with high-risk fertility behaviours among reproductive aged women in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study. Reprod Health 19, 17.
  • Rahman MA, Rahman MS, Howlader M.H. (2021) Factors Associated with Neonatal Mortality in Bangladesh: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Demographic and Heath Survey 2014. Iran J Public Health;50(11):2341-2343.
  • Rahman M.A, Rahman MA, Rawal LB, Paudel M, Howlader M.H, Khan B, et al. (2021). Factors influencing place of delivery: Evidence from three south-Asian countries. PLoS ONE 16(4): e0250012. pone.0250012
  • Howlader, M. H., Rahman, A., & Hasan, M. (2020). Breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes and practice among rural women in Bangladesh: insights from Tungipara village. Family Medicine & Primary Care Review, 22(4), 284-290.
  • Rahman, M.A., Fatema, N., Aktar, S., Khan, B., Shovo, T. E., & Howlader, M.H. (2020). Livelihood Sustainability Status and Challenges of South-western Coastal Area of Bangladesh. Journal of Social and Political Sciences, 3(4)
  • Shovo, T. E., Fatema, N., Tamim, A. A. J., Keya, Z. F., & Howlader, M. H. (2020). Constraints to Get Access in Maternal Healthcare: A Review from Lower-Middle-Income Countries. Journal of Social and Political Sciences, 3(3).
  • Chanda S.K., Ahammed B., Howlader M.H., Ashikuzzaman M., Shovo T-E-A., & Hossain MT (2020). Factors associating different antenatal care contacts of women: A cross-sectional analysis of Bangladesh demographic and health survey 2014 data. PLoS ONE 15(4): e0232257.
  • Rahman, M. A., Rahman, M. S., Shakur, S. M., Howlader, M. H., Ashikuzzaman, M., Husna, A. U., & Khan, B. (2020). Risk factors of chronic childhood malnutrition: an analysis of the Bangladesh demographic and health survey 2014 data. Journal of Public Health, Springer. 1-13.
  • Rahman, M. S., Rahman, M. A., Maniruzzaman, M., & Howlader, M. H. (2019). Prevalence of undernutrition in Bangladeshi children. Journal of Biosocial Science, 1-14.
  • Howlader, M. H., Rahman, M. A., & Rahul, M. I. H. (2019). Assessment of factors influencing health care service utilization in rural areas of Bangladesh. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health, 6(9), 3710-3716.
  • Chanda, S. K., & Howlader, M.H. (2019). Gender Inequality in the Labor Market: A Comparative Analysis between Bangladesh and the Czech Republic. Khulna University Studies, 16(1):75-87.
  • Howlader, M. H., Ashikuzzaman, M., Hossain, M. Z., & Khan, M. A. (2018). Urban Inequality: An Assessment on The Distribution of Infrastructure and Services in Khulna City Corporation, Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies, 15(1), 133-148.
  • Roy T., Howlader, M.H. and Alam Q.M. (2013). Women representatives in union parishad of Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies, Volume 11 (1& 2) and 12(1&2): 210-218.
  • Chanda, S. K., Howlader, M.H., & Nahar, N. (2012). Educational status of the married women and their participation at household decision-making in rural Bangladesh. International Journal of Advancements in Research & Technology, 1(6). 
  • Book Chapter
  • Ashikuzzaman, M., & Howlader, M. H. (2020). Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Bangladesh: Issues and Challenges. In A. Pariatamby, F. Shahul Hamid, & M. Bhatti (Eds.), Sustainable Waste Management Challenges in Developing Countries (pp. 35-55). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Newspaper Articles
  •  Howlader, M. H. & Hussain, R. (2022, November 10). The Researchers and the Research Must be Judged in Due Process! The Daily Messenger.
  •  Howlader, M. H. (2022, December 28). The long-desired "Metro Rail" service has now become a reality; congratulations to those involved, and some suggestions for prospective riders. The Daily Messenger.