Dr. Trask is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Benedictine University and holds a PhD in Community Health with a Specialization in Health Policy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also completed his undergraduate work. He earned his Master of Science in Education Administration from Eastern Illinois University.
In his professional career, Dr. Trask worked at Carie Hospital in the human resources and volunteer departments. During his graduate education, he worked with the Charleston Public Health Department, teaching tobacco cessation courses, and for Eastern Illinois University Health Center as a Health Education Coordinator. In addition, while an Associate Pastor at New Covenant Fellowship, he founded the Champaign County Christian Health Center (CCCHC), a free clinic that provides healthcare services to the uninsured. His many other professional accomplishments include: Board Chair for the Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, Treasurer for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Advocacy for Justice Committee; Former Board President for Christian Community Health Fellowship (CCHF); and former board member for the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA).