Associate Professor School of Human Services
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Iftekhar Amin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Human Services, is a social gerontologist with expertise in inter-disciplinary research on aging, sustainable community building, and developing countries. Dr. Amin believes that the global aging is a new demographic reality, and that we need rigorous research to better understand the broad social changes to close gaps in our knowledge and develop evidence-based programs and policies for older adults. Some recurrent themes in his research are: sexuality in later life, transnational caregiving, & retirement migration. His current projects include: examining transportation needs of Medicaid recipients (funded by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, $39,997), and evaluation of a mental health promotion program at UNTD (funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, $303,000). His work has appeared in peer reviewed journals including Journal of Applied Gerontology, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, Educational Gerontology, Journal of Family Violence, Men and Masculinity, Journal of Family History, and Journal of Aging in Emerging Economies. He is the elected Chair of Age Well Live Well (AWLW), a coalition led by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Prior to joining UNTD, he served as Assistant Professor at University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM, 2008-10), was recipient of the Endowed Professorship of Gerontology, and was appointed as a member of Louisiana Governor’s Encore Commission. Courses that Dr. Amin teaches include Social Gerontology, Long- term Care Case Management for Elderly, Sociology of Mass Communication, Minority aging, Perspectives of Aging, Public Policy, and Images of Aging in Films.