Simon Mutembo, MBCHB, MPH, PhD

Assistant Scientist

Simon Mutembo MBCHB, MPH, PhD is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At IVAC, Dr. Simon Mutembo serves as co-investigator on the Strengthening Immunization through Serological Surveillance (SISS) project, a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded project being implemented in Zambia and India.

Prior to joining IVAC, Dr. Mutembo served in various clinical practice and public health leadership roles in the Ministry of Health of Zambia. Working as an epidemiologist, he led studies to evaluate the impact of integrating early infant diagnosis of HIV in the expanded program on immunization. In 2017 he helped nest serological surveillance in the post mass immunization campaign evaluation survey in the southern province of Zambia. He also has experience in utilizing data collected for clinical and program management to evaluate HIV and TB treatment outcomes. He holds a medical degree from the University of Zambia, a Masters of Public Health, and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Georgia.