Lucas Trout is a research fellow at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the program coordinator for PC CARES, supporting all participating Northwest Alaska villages. He also leads an interdisciplinary Division of Social Medicine at Maniilaq Association, focused on improving health outcomes through social medicine education, policy, and practice. A former firefighter, search and rescuer, and wilderness therapy guide, Lucas now works with medical staff, community members, and the PC CARES team to end suicide in Northwest Alaska. 

He can be reached for program support, media inquiries, and any additional information at or (907) 406-0556.