Ike Iyioke, Ph.D.

Ike  Iyioke
  • Assistant Professor
  • History, Philosophy & Sociology of Science
  • Holmes Hall, E-7
  • 919 E. Shaw Lane
  • East Lansing, MI 48825


  • LB 133: Introduction to History, Philosophy & Sociology of Science


Dr. Iyioke has an extensive work experience both at MSU and abroad that spans almost two decades. He likes to explore questions pertaining to moral philosophy, particularly bioethics. His research interests include issues about research subject/participant selection; biomedical research partnerships between Africa & the West; environmental science and public policy; environmental justice/racism; eugenics; science of life extension; and morality in primitive cultures. Dr. Iyioke has authored several publications including a book titled, Clinical Trails and the African Person: A Quest to Re-Conceptualize Responsibility.


  • Ph.D., Health Ethics, Michigan State University
  • M.A., Environmental Science Writing, Michigan State University
  • M.Sc., International Relations, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • B.Phil, Pontifical University of Rome
  • Teaching Certificate, University of Nigeria, Nsukka



  • Iyioke, V. I. (2018). Clinical trials and the African person: A quest to re-conceptualize responsibility, Brill Publishers

Book Chapters

  • Iyioke, V. I. (2019). Agbiotech, sustainability, and food security connection to public health. In P. Papadopoulou, et al., (Eds.), Environmental Exposures and Human Health Challenges (pp. 249- 269). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers.
  • Iyioke, V. I. (2019). We are not part of nature, we are nature: An African view on One Health. In S. Yasobant, et al., (Eds.), Global Applications of One Health Practice and Care (pp. 33-58). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers, ISBN13: 9781522563044.
  • Iyioke, V. I. (2019) Personhood, cultural ethics, and biomedical research: African vs Euro-American perspectives. In A. Sandu (Eds.), Ethics in Research Practice and Innovation (pp. 192-208). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers, ISBN13: 9781522563105.
  • Iyioke, V. I. (2019). Bioethics via Africology. In S. Hameed, et al. (Eds.), Indigenous Knowledge and Bi- Culturalism in a Global Context (pp. 21-37). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers, ISBN13: 9781522560616.
  • Iyioke, V. I. (2018). Reconfiguring responsibility in international clinical trials: A multicultural approach. In S. Topor (Ed.), Ethical Standards and Practice in International Relations (pp. 187- 211). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers, ISBN13: 9781522526506.
  • Iyioke, C. I., Iyioke, V. I., Ezemma, J. C. (2018). Integration of work-based learning into higher education for economic development in Nigeria. In Global Perspectives on Work-based Learning Initiatives (pp. 162-190). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers, ISBN13: 9781522569770. doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6977-0
  • Iyioke, V. I. (2018) Is it farcical defending corporate social responsibility? In M. Dueñas, et al., (Eds.), Corporate Social Responsibility for Valorization of Cultural Organizations (pp. 1-23). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishers, ISBN13: 9781522535515
  • Iyioke, V. I. (2019). African philosophical bases for ‘proactive dialogue’ in global clinical research. In S. Topor (Ed.), Ethical Standards and Practice in International Relations; Second Edition (in print).

Peer-reviewed Journals

  • Iyioke, V. I. (2017). Zika virus and transgenic mosquitoes: Potentials of a public health tool. Journal of Arts and Humanities, 6, 1 (online)
  • Iyioke, V. I. (2017). From Nuremburg to Kano, Eurocentrism to Afrocentrism International Journal of Arts and Humanities, 3, 2(1-10).
  • Iyioke, V. I. Urban food security and public health: Focus on Flint Michigan (under review in Canadian Medical Association Journal).
  • Iyioke, C. I. & Iyioke, V.I., Assessing Disability and Rehabilitation Needs of Flint City Residents with Lead Exposure (under review in Journal of Disability Policy Studies).


Curriculum vita