Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Dr. Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader

Full Time Faculty
Associate Professor                     

PhD, University of Tsukuba, Japan
MPH, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
MBBB, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 2297

Curriculum Vitae



Dr. Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader is a medical scientific professional with having 20 years of professional experience, which included more than 11 years experiences in public health research and project management and almost 6 years’ experience of teaching in public health. Currently he has been working as Associate Professor, Dept. of Public Health at North South University (NSU). Dr. Delwer has achieved PhD degree from University of Tsukuba, Japan in 2014. Prior to this, he has acquired masters in public health from Karolinska Institute, Sweden in 2006 and MBBS from Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka University in 1999. During his research period, Dr. Delwer has worked in International Center for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). His research project was mostly based on international collaboration with world renowned universities and funded by different donor agencies. Dr. Delwer’s research interest is maternal and child health, nutrition and chronic disease research. His research articles have been published in reputed international peer reviewed journals and some local journals.

1. Nandeeta Samad, Pranta Das, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, James Boadu Frimpong, Joshua Okyere, John Elvis Hagan Jr, Mohammad Hayatun Nabi and Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader. Intimate Partner Violence and Pregnancy Termination in Armenia: Evidence from Nationally-Representative Survey Data. Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2021, 11, 294–303.

 2. Md Yeasin Arafat, Sanjana Zaman, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader. Telemedicine improves mental health in COVID-19 pandemic. J Glob Health, 2021;11: 03004.

 3. Subarna Roy, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Mohammad Hayatun Nabi, Promit Ananyo Chakraborty, Sanjana Zaman, Mohammad Morshad Alam. Patterns of injuries and injury severity among hospitalized road traffic injury (RTI) patients in Bangladesh. Heliyon, 7(2021): e06440.

5. Mohammad Ali Hossain, Md Utba Bin Rashid, Md Abdullah Saeed Khan, Sabrina Sayeed, Md Abdul Kader, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader. Healthcare Workers' Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice Regarding Personal Protective Equipment for the Prevention of COVID-19. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 2021:14 229–238.  

6. Tasmia Jebin Farabi, Yamin Tauseef Jahangir, Afrin Ahmed Clara, Mohammad Hayatun Nabi and Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader. Sexually Transmitted Infections among Street, Hotel, and Residence-Based Female Sex Workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh: Prevalence from three HIV/STI Drop-In-Centers. Sexes 2021, 2, 69–78.

7. Zeeba Zahra Sultana, Farhana Ul Hoque, Joseph Beyene , Md. Akhlak-Ul-Islam, Md Hasinur Rahman Khan, Shakil Ahmed, Delwer Hossain Hawlader and Ahmed Hossain. HIV infection and multidrug resistant tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infectious Diseases, 2021; 21: 51.

8. Mohammad Morshad Alam, Md. Nazrul Islam, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Shakil Ahmed, Abrar Wahab, Muzahidul Islam, K M Roshed Uddine, Ahmed Hossain. Prevalence of multidrug resistance bacterial isolates from infected wound patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Surgery Open. Available online 26 December 2020.

9. Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Mohammad Hayatun Nabi, Amir Hussain, Saad Ullah Al Amin, Sanjana Zaman, Iqbal Masud. Legal and social consequences of substance use: Results from a nationwide study in Bangladesh. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Use. Published online: 20 Dec 2020.

10. Mohammad Morshad Alam, Tania Rahman, Zinia Afroz, Promit Ananyo Chakraborty, Abrar Wahab, Sanjana Zaman, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader. Quality of Life (QoL) of cancer patients and its association with nutritional and performance status: A pilot study. Heliyon 6 (2020) e05250.

11. Sumaiya Akter Snigdha , Mohammad Morshad Alam, Segufta Dilshad, Shaikh Abdus Salam, Animesh Biswas, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader. Level of patient satisfaction at government Unani & Ayurvedic Medical College Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Public Health in Practice 1 (2020) 100037.

12. Mohammad Hayatun Nabi , Iqbal Masud , Tasnuva Humaira , Amir Hussain , Farah Naz , Promit Ananyo Chakraborty, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader. Reasons of relapse and pattern of drug use among the substance users in Bangladesh: A nationwide study. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Use. Available online 4 August 2020;

13. Mohammad Morshad Alam, Shakil Ahmed, Rukhsana Kalim Dipti, Risal-E-Jamil Siddiquee, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader. The prevalence and associated factors of depression during pre-, peri-, and post-menopausal period among the middle-aged women of Dhaka city. Asian Journal of Psychiatry 54 (2020) 102312.

14. Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Mohammad Morshad Alam, Sanjana Zaman, Anjuman Ara, Nasrin Priyanka, Sadia Akter, Mohammad Hayatun Nabi. Prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal determinants of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Bangladesh: A school-based comparative study. Asian J Psychiatry. Available online 10 July 2020, 102304.

15. Ahmed I, Khan MJ, Khan AR, Zaman S, Hawlader MDH. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Lumber Corset Wearing in Low Back Ache: A Rehabilitation Center Based Cross-sectional Study. Int. J. Phys. Educ. Fit. Sports. 2020; 9(2): 90-98

16. Iqbal Masud, Mohammad Hayatun Nabi, Tasnuva Humaira, Amir Hussain, Farah Naz, Sanjana Zaman, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader. Treatment seeking pattern of relapse cases of substance use disorder in Bangladesh. Accepted by Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development on November 2019.

17. Mohammad DH Hawlader, Sanjana Zaman, Moshiur Rahman, Mohammad NM Khan, Aazia Hossain, Gias U Ahsan. Determinants of vitamin D deficiency among Bangladeshi children: A hospital based case-control study. Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health. 2019; 16(4): e13186, 1-9.

18. Sanjana Zaman, Hiroko Fukushima, Ryoko Suzuki, Shoji Yoshimatsu, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Takashi Fukushima. TPMT and ITPA Gene Polymorphism and Their Adverse Events during Chemotherapy of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia among Bangladeshi Children. Iranian Journal of Blood and Cancer 2019; 11(3): 96-100.

19. Rokshana Rabeya, Mohammad Hayatun Nabi, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, Sanjana Zaman, Mohammad Niaz Morshed Khan, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader. Epidemiology of dyslipidemia among adult population of Bangladesh. Rom J Diabetes Nutr Metab Dis. 2019; 26(2): 99-106

20. Atiqur Rahman Khan, Mohammad Jobair Khan, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader. The epidemiological profile of knee injury pattern among different divisional football players. Turk J Kinesiol 2019; 5(2): 50-56.

21. Alam MM, Hawlader DH, Hossain A, Zaman S, Ahsan GU. Knowledge and Practice of Hepatitis B among Biological and Biomedical Sciences Students in a Public University of Bangladesh. Mymensingh Med J. 2019 Apr; 28(2):389-398.

22. Mohammad Morshad Alam, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Abrar Wahab, Md. Delowar Hossain, Shajeda Akter Nishat, Sanjana Zaman, Gias Uddin Ahsan. Determinants of overweight and obesity among urban school-going children and adolescents: a case-control study in Bangladesh. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 2019. 20180034.

23. Rokshana Rabeya, Sanjana Zaman, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, Mohammad Hayatun Nabi, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader. Magnitude and determinants of hypothyroidism among dyslipidemic patients in Bangladesh: A hospital based cross-sectional study. International Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism. 2019; DOI: 10.1159/000499379

24.Yuko Nozawa, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Farzana Ferdous, Rubhana Raqib, Fahmida Tofail, Eva-Charlotte Ekström and Yukiko Wagatsuma. Effects of intrauterine growth restriction and postnatal nutrition on pediatric asthma in Bangladesh. Accepted on January 2019 by the Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease 2019. 10.1017/S2040174419000096.

25. Dipannita Adhikary, Redoy Ranjan, Sabita Mandal, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Dipak Kumar Mitra and Asit Baran Adhikary. Prevalence of carotid artery stenosis in ischaemic heart disease patients in Bangladesh. SAGE Open Medicine, 2019; Volume 7: 1 –5.

26. Forhadul Hoque, Jobair Khan, Sanjana Zaman, Gias U Ahsan, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader. Outcome of Clubfeet by Physiotherapist Instructed Ponseti Method: A Case Study of 5 years. Clin Case Rep Open Access.2018; 1(3):115.

27. Abu Bakar Siddik, Muhammad Maqsud Hossain, Sanjana Zaman, Basana Marma, Gias Uddin Ahsan, Mohammad Rashed Uzzaman, Arman Hossain,  Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader. Descriptive Epidemiology of Multidrug Resistance Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Bangladesh. Journal of Tuberculosis Research, 2018, 6, 292-301.

28. Mahendra G, Sanjana Z, Ariful BC, Shaikh AS, Ahsan GU, Mohammad Delwer HH. Prevalence and Associated Factors of Hypertension among Nepalese Civil Servants. Med J Clin Trials Case Stud 2018, 2(10): 000179.

29. Muhammad Tareque Hasan, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Farhana Zaman, Md. Abul Hossain, Khandakar Md. Jakaria, Fahmida Sraboni, Shahadat Hossain, Asaduj Jaman Shad, Farhana Mirza, Raihan Al Masud Saidur Rahman Mashreky. Estimation of patient satisfaction over the Telemedicine service in the Urban community of Bangladesh. International Journal of Perception in Public Health. July 2018; 2(3): 158-164.

30. Sanjana Zaman, Hiroko Fukushima, Ryoko Suzuki, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Shoji Yoshimatsu, Yu Kanai , Gias U. Ahsan, Takashi Fukushima. Prevalence of Gilbert Syndrome in Bangladesh. Open Journal of Blood Diseases, 2018; 8: 1-9.

31. Hawlader MDH , Preity S, Abdullah ASM, Akhter S and Biswas A. Perceptions, Practices and Challenges in Schools for Autistic Children: A Qualitative Exploration of Teachers and School Authorities’ Views in Bangladesh. Austin J Public Health Epidemiol. 2018; 5(1): 1065.

32. Sanjana Zaman, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, Gias U. Ahsan. Psychiatric Morbidity of Chikungunya among Children in Bangladesh. Health, 2018, 10, 90-94.

33. Sanjana Zaman, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Animesh Biswas, Mahmudul Hasan, Mobashera Jahan, Gias U Ahsan. High Prevalence of vitamin D among Bangladeshi children: An emerging public health problem. Health, 2017; 9: 1680-1688.

34. Tek Bahadur Thapa, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Md. Akhter Hossain, Ariful Bari Chowdhury, Mohammad Hayatun Nabi, Sanjana Zaman, G.U. Ahsan. Status of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its associated factors among secondary school students after fifteen months of earthquake in Bhaktapur district, Nepal. Asian Journal of Medicine and Health. 2017; 7(4): 1-9.

35. Sumayia Preity, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Shaheen Akhter , Abu Sayeed Md. Abdullah, Animesh Biswas. Views of the Parents of Autistic Children about Autism and Schools for Autistic Children: A Qualitative Study in Urban Bangladesh. International Journal of Public Health Research. 2017; 5(5): 56-61.

36. Animesh Biswas, Jahangir Hossain, Abu Sayeed Md. Abdullah, Koustuv Dalal, Saidur Rahman Mashreky and Delwer Hossain Hawlader. Rescue and Emergency Management of a Water-Related Disaster: A Bangladeshi Experience. Asian Journal of Medicine and Health. 2017; 4(1): 1-9.

37. Haruko Takeuchi, Md Al Fazal Khan, Mohammad Yunus, Md Imrul Hasan, Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Sayaka Takanashi, Hirotsugu Kano, Khalequz Zaman, Hafizul R Chowdhury, Yukiko Wagatsuma, Shinji Nakahara, Tsutomu Iwata. Anti-Ascaris Immunoglobulin E associated with bronchial hyper-reactivity in 9-year-old rural Bangladeshi children. Allergology Int. 2016 Apr; 65(2): 141-6. Impact Factor 3.19

38. Haruko Takeuchi, Al Fazal Khan, Mohammad Imrul Hasan, Mohammad Delwer Hossain Hawlader, Mohammad Yunus, Khalequz Zaman, Hafizur Rahman Chowdhury, Sayaka Takanashi, Yukiko Wagatsuma, Tsutomu Iwata. Comment on IgE responses to Ascaris and mite tropomyosins are risk factors for asthma. Clin Exp Allergy. 2016 Jan; 46(1): 178-80. Impact Factor 4.77

39. Sultan Ahmed, Yukiko Wagatsuma, Maria Kippler, Renee Gardner, Hawlader MDH, Rubhana Raqib, Marie Vather. Arsenic exposure and cell-mediated immunity in pre-school children in rural Bangladesh. Toxicol Sci.2014 Sep; 141(1):166-175. Impact Factor 4.08

40. Hawlader MDH, Noguchi E, El Arifeen S, Persson LA, Moore SE, Raqib R, Wagatsuma Y. Nutritional status and childhood wheezing in rural Bangladesh. Public Health Nutr.2014 Jul; 17(7):1570-1557. Impact Factor 2.48

41. Mohammad D. H. Hawlader, Enbo Ma, Emiko Noguchi, Makoto Itoh, Shams E. Arifeen, Lars Ake Persson, Sophie E. Moore, Rubhana Raqib,Yukiko Wagatsuma. Ascaris lumbricoids infection as a risk factor for asthma and atopy in rural Bangladeshi children. Tropical Medicine and Health. 2014; 42(2): 77-85.

42. Hawkesworth S, Wagatsuma Y, Kahn AI, Hawlader MD, Fulford AJ, Arifeen SE, Persson LÅ, Moore SE. Combined food and micronutrient supplements during pregnancy have limited impact on child blood pressure and kidney function in rural Bangladesh. J Nutr. 2013 May; 143(5):728-34. Impact Factor 4.15

43. Khan AI, Hawkesworth S, Hawlader MD, El Arifeen S, Moore S, Hills AP, Wells JC, Persson LÅ, Kabir I. Body composition of Bangladeshi children: comparison and development of leg-to-leg bioelectrical impedance equation. J Health Popul Nutr. 2012 Sep; 30(3):281-90. Impact Factor 1.18

44. Delwer Hossain Hawlader, M. Arifuzzaman, M. Tajul Islam. Thalassaemia. Shahtha Shonglap (icddr,b). 2009; 17 (2): ISSN 1021-2078.

45. ABMS Alam, ASMB Karim, MZ Hussan, MDH Hawlader, JA Begum. Effect of nutritional therapy on serum phosphate concentration in children with severe Protein Energy Malnutrition. DS (child) HJ. 2009; 25: 21-25.


Awarded Japanese Government Scholarship (Monbusho Scholarship), from Oct 2009 to March 2014

Awarded the best paper of the year 2015 by the “Journal of Tropical Medicine and Health” for the research article “Ascaris lumbricoids infection as a risk factor for asthma and atopy in rural Bangladeshi children. Tropical Medicine and Health. 2014; 42(2): 77-85.

Awarded best poster in international conference on genomics, nanotech and biotechnology, organized by North South University during May 14th to 17th

PhD (Epidemiology), University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan, March 2014 
MPH, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2006 
MBBS, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka University, May 1999


Associate Professor (Dept. of Public Health) – North South University (NSU)  

Assistant Professor and Chairman (Dept. of Public Health) – North South University (NSU) 

Visiting Associate Professor, Hiroshima University, Japan

External Supervisor, Suineburn University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Assistant Professor (Dept. of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health) – Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS) 

Guest Faculty – Institute of Child Health (ICH), Mirpur - 2, Dhaka

Health Consultant, Public Private Partnership Authority (PPPA), Prime Minister’s Office 

Senior Research Investigator - International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)

Research Investigator - International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) 

Assistant Manager (Medical) – Duncan Brothers (BD) Ltd 

Medical Officer (Paediatrics) – Central Hospital Ltd


PBH 642: Fundamentals of Epidemiology

PBH 742: Advance Epidemiology

PBH 805: Research Proposal

PBH 806: Thesis

PBH 602: Master level Seminar

PBH 605: Internship

Member, Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC)    
Member, Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA)    
Member, World Allergy Organization (WAO)    
Member, International Epidemiological Association (IEA)    
Member, Asia Pacific Association of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology (APAAACI)    
Ex Member, Hospital Infection Committee, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences    
Ex member, Rotaract club    
Ex member, Shandhani

Maternal and Child Health
Chronic Diseases
Injury and Accident