NamQuyên (Q) Võ Lê Sugiyama, MPH

Senior Content Developer & Research Liaison

NamQuyên (Q) Võ Lê Sugiyama, MPH is a sociological 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, reading, rock climbing, cycling, watching films, wrangling her cats, and relaxing with her husband.