NamQuyên (Q) Lê, MPH is an emerging filmmaker and public health practitioner based in Southern California. In her role as the transmedia specialist 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.
Leka Gopal is a recent grad from the University of California Berkeley. She joined HH&S after working with Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, the Office of National Security at the State Department, and writing for various publications.
Our fall issue gives an idea of HH&S’ busy calendar recently—the 2019 Sentinel Awards, with special guests that included Ava DuVernay, Norman Lear, Sam Levinson, Camilla Luddington, Chris Sullivan and Isabella Gomez; events on addiction and mental health, nuclear risk, maternal health, reproductive rights, and older adults; experts weighing in on killer robots, and so much more.
In a sometimes moving and deeply personal ceremony, the 2019 Sentinel Awards honored 13 TV shows for outstanding storylines dealing with critical topics such as addiction, criminal justice, mental health, nuclear risk and sexual assault.