Director: Research and Innovation

Prof Ike Iyioke, PhD
Prof Ike Iyioke, PhDDirector: Research and Innovation

Prof. Ike Iyioke, PhD. has extensive teaching, collaborative research, and administrative experience both in the U.S., Nigeria, and lately in South Africa, that span more than two decades. This includes teaching stints at College of Ecumenical Education, Enugu, Nigeria; and in the US, at Alma College, MI; Department of Public Health, University of Michigan, Flint; Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing; and Division of Public Health, MSU, Flint. Other work experiences include working as a Correspondent for The Guardian Newspaper in Lagos Nigeria. His interdisciplinary background includes graduate degrees in philosophy, teaching, and international relations. His research interests include issues about research subject/participant selection; biomedical research partnerships between Global South and the North; and environmental science and public policy. He has led and participated in international capacity development/research teams with collaborators in Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Vietnam, etc., and applied for external funding with US government agencies (e.g., NIH). Iyioke has received fellowships from MacArthur Foundation (1996/7) and Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Foundation (2022 to University of Cape Town, SA, and 2023 to University of South Africa, SA). Also, he has authored several publications including, Clinical Trials and the African Person: A quest to re-conceptualize responsibility, (2018) and Rethinking clinical trials and redefining responsibility for research participants: A focus on Africa (2023).