Sodeke, Stephen O., PhD, MA

Bioethicist and Professor of Allied Health Sciences

Chair, Institutional review Board

Resource Expert, NGO Bioethics Beyond Borders


Tuskegee University

National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care

John A. Kenny Hall, Room 44-116

1200 West Montgomery Road

Tuskegee, AL 36088

Telephone: (334) 727-8210



BA, Biology and Chemistry, Hope College, Holland Michigan, 1976

MT(ASCP), American Society for Clinical Pathology, Board certification in Medical Technology, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1977

MSc Clinical Laboratory Science, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, 1980

PhD Curriculum and Instruction in Allied Health Education, Administration and Supervision, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1983

Certificate in Health Care Ethics, The University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2002

MA Bioethics and Health Policy, Loyola University of Chicago, 2004

Fellowship on Teaching Neuroethics, The Center for Neuroscience & Society, University of Pennsylvania, 2013

Research Interests:

Dr. Sodeke’s research interests includes research ethics, population ethics, neuroethics, cross-cultural bioethics; community bioethics and issues related to community-based participatory research approach, health and human rights; ethical issues in health and health outcomes disparities, and in research with vulnerable populations in the United States and the developing world. 


Click here for a list of publications. Below is a list of selected works.

Book Chapter

 "Fritz JAHR (1895-1953): From the origin of Bioethics to Integrative Bioethics", Chapter 12: From Integrative bioethics to Integrative bioethics: An European and American Perspectives, Iva Rinčić, Stephen Olufemi Sodeke and Amir Muzur Rincic, Sodeke also edited. Publisher: Christian Byk and Hans-Martin Sass, Code EAN 978-2-8224-0489-1. 12, rue du Quatre Septembre – 75002 Paris – France.


  • Edward Seijo, MS, Diana Lima, MPH, Egiebade Iriabho, MS, Jonas Almeida, PhD, Jesus Monico, MPH, MS, Margarita Echeverri, PhD, Sylvia Gutierrez, MD, Idhaliz Flores, PhD, Ji-Hyun Lee, PhD, Kate Fisher, MA, William E. Grizzle, MD, PhD, Gabriel L. Sica, MD, PhD, Charles Butler, Chindo Hicks, PhD, Cathy D. Meade, PhD, RN, Stephen Olufemi Sodeke, PhD, MA; Krzysztof Moroz, MD, Domenico Coppola, MD, and Teresita Muñoz-Antonia, PhD. Construction and Validation of a Multi-Institutional Tissue Microarray of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma From Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations. Cancer Control, October 2016, Vol. 23, No. 4, 383-389.
  • Sodeke, S.O and Yates, C.C. Shared Governance Embedded in Population Ethics Can Enhance Health Equity Research at Both Micro and Macro Levels. The American Journal of Bioethics, 16(10): 64-66, 2016. (NIHMS831678, Publ.ID: 1214325)
  • Sodeke, S. IRB harmonization and reliance document can reduce review and regulatory delays for the benefit of all. The American Journal of Bioethics, 16(8): 1–3, 2016. Doi:10.1080/15265161.2016.1187217.
  • Muzur, A., Rincic, I. and Sodeke, SO. The real Wisconsin Idea: the seven pillars of Van Rensselaer Potter's bioethics, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, August 2016, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 587–596. DOI: 10.1007/s10806-016-9621-z
  • Sodeke, S. Bioethics Skill Sets Can Work, But It Would Take Moral Courage to Apply Them and Get Desired Results. The American Journal of Bioethics, 16(4): 1–3, 2016. ISSN: 1526-5161 print / 1536-0075 online DOI: 10.1080/15265161.2016.1145301.
  • Sodeke, S. O. Tuskegee University Experience Challenges Conventional Wisdom: Is Integrative Bioethics Practice the New Ethics for the Public’s Health? Journal Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Supplement to Volume 23 (4), November 2012. Pp. 15 – 33.