Trais joined Modus Outcomes in March 2023 as Scientific Writer, collaborating with cross-functional teams to support the development of clinical study presentations, reports, manuscripts, and regulatory communications. He brings to the role an extensive record of academic research and publication in the medical humanities.
Trained as an historian and interdisciplinary scholar of Southeast Asian area studies, Trais received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. After completing his graduate studies, he held several teaching and research posts, including a postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard University and a visiting faculty appointment at Boston College.
Much of his academic research and teaching focused on the global history of medicine, with special expertise in topics including vaccination, obstetrical medicine, and forensic science. His original peer-reviewed research publications include an academic monograph (Sovereign Necropolis: The Politics of Death in Semi-Colonial Siam ) and several journal articles. He also served as a peer-reviewer and editorial board member for international journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Trais holds a B.A. (cum laude) in philosophy from the University of Mary Washington, an MA in religion from Wake Forest University, and a Ph.D. in history from Cornell University.