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Cordelia Martin-Ikpe, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Fellow

Africana Studies


Cordelia Martin-Ikpe, a Harpur College Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in Africana Studies, specializes as a health geographer. Her research underscores the nexus between neighborhood socioeconomic characteristics and racial health disparities in the urban post-industrial cities of the Midwest and mid-Atlantic United States. She is also involved in projects that explore the complex interplay between globalization and population health.

With a dedication to health equity and spatial justice, Martin-Ikpe’s research methodology is rooted in a blend of spatial theories, combined with both quantitative and qualitative techniques. A strong emphasis on community engagement, actionable policy insights and interdisciplinary partnerships further distinguishes her work. Beyond research, Martin-Ikpe is an environmental health instructor and an active member of Binghamton’s Sustainable Communities Steering Committee.


  • Ph.D., MPH, BA, Michigan State University

Research Interests

  • Black geographies
  • Global public health
  • Globalization and health
  • Aging populations
  • Maternal health disparities
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in health