Sufiya Manju

Family Health Care Nursing

Sufiya Manju, MPH is a driven and compassionate public health professional with extensive experience in federal and state levels of government and non-profit organizations. She holds a Master of Public Health degree and possesses skills in research and data analysis, policy research and analysis, and public health program development, implementation, and evaluation. Passionate about evidence-based, community-informed, public health policy and practice, Sufiya is committed to promoting health equity and addressing social determinants of health. 

As a graduate intern at the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) she conducted research and data analysis to support maternal and child health workforce development and program evaluation. She also supported the office of the Associate Administrator and MCHB's Senior Advisor for Equity in developing goals, milestones, and expectations for public health programs and cross-cutting efforts on workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

As Grants Writer at Free to Thrive, she wrote and edited grant proposals to secure funding to support legal programs and public health support services for human trafficking survivors and victims. Sufiya also developed strategies for program evaluation and data analysis using public health frameworks to measure program and funding impact, and researched grant opportunities at state and local levels to diversify streams of funding and increase program capacity. 

As a Health Policy Fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives, Sufiya analyzed public health policy effectiveness for underserved communities and constructed responses to public health inquiries from internal and external stakeholders. She also proposed policy recommendations based on public health research and practice.  

As an Analyst with FHOP, Sufiya plays a role in the ongoing evaluation of the California Department of Social Services’ (CDSS) CalWORKs Home Visiting Program (HVP). She utilizes qualitative methods to analyze data and provide insights that inform the evaluation process. Additionally, Sufiya contributes to the planning and development of web-based technical assistance trainings that aim to build the capacity of local maternal, child, and adolescent public health staff. In her free time, Sufiya volunteers with Planned Parenthood and enjoys the sunshine and beaches of Southern California, as well as cooking different cuisines, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.