NamQuyên (Q) Võ Lê Sugiyama, MPH

Senior Content Developer & Research Liaison

NamQuyên (Q) Võ Lê Sugiyama, MPH is an emerging filmmaker and public health practitioner based in Southern California. In her role as the senior content developer and research liaison at Hollywood, Health & Society, she merges digital/social media with public health, film theory, and multifaceted communications methods to help bridge gaps between Hollywood film/television writers and STEM (science, technology, engineering & medical) experts. Prior to joining HH&S, she worked for Giao Diem Humanitarian Foundation as an intern in Central Vietnam to facilitate, survey, monitor, and evaluate the organization’s Pediatric Nutrition Project from 2011-2012; UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland as a study coordinator in pediatric clinical research primarily focused on rare metabolic diseases from 2012-2015; and at the USC Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) as the Digital Innovations & Communications research and project coordinator from 2017-2020. She completed her respective Bachelor and Master degrees in Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley (2007-2011) and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2015-2016). She spends her free time creating documentary/narrative and live-action/animated films that intersect with public health and social justice issues, as well as powerlifting, cycling, rock climbing, reading books, relaxing with her husband, and playing with cats. Contact her at namquyel@usc.edu