Research interests: Veterinary
Virology, Emerging and re-emerging viral
Dr Simulundu is a Virologist with expertise in molecular epidemiology of viral infectious diseases of veterinary and public health significance. He serves as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Zambia School of Veterinary Medicine as well as Scientific Director at Macha Research Trust. Dr Simulundu advocates for the “One Health” concept because he strongly believes that the application of effective prevention and control strategies of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases is largely dependent on practical collaboration and bridging of gaps among environmental, veterinary and human health fields. He has conducted research on a wide range of zoonotic and transboundary infectious diseases in Africa including Marburg, Ebola, Influenza, West Nile fever, Rift Valley fever, and COVID-19 among others.