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Lucas Jacob Trout, M.A.

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Lucas Trout is lecturer on global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School, managing partner at Siamit, and Sayaqagvik director at Maniilaq Social Medicine. In these roles, Lucas leads both clinical programs and academic partnerships focused on providing world-class care while training the next generation of tribal health leaders.

Lucas grew up in the Midwest as one of eight siblings. Throughout college, he worked as a firefighter and EMT in the Mountain West and Alaska, where he discovered a love for both health care and social science. He went on to study clinical psychology at Seattle University before returning to Kotzebue, Alaska to found the Maniilaq Association Division of Social Medicine in 2016. Since then, Lucas and colleagues at Maniilaq and Harvard have worked to build a model for tribal health partnerships around the principles of Indigenous leadership, social medicine, and excellence in clinical care. For this work, Lucas was named a Young Leader in Primary Care by the World Health Organization in 2018. In his free time, Lucas likes to roast coffee, read fiction, and skijor with his dog, Casimir.
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.