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"Understanding Human Trafficking" Series

Nathan Earl

Nathan Earl

Nathan Earl is a researcher, advocate, and public health consultant dedicated to fostering resilient communities impervious to exploitation. Operating under the giantslayer. brand, Nathan draws upon over two decades of personal and professional expertise to empower organizations and communities in the prevention of violence against boys, men, and 2SLGBTQ+ young individuals.

With a primary focus on research, Nathan's work delves into critical areas such as drug-facilitated commercial sexual exploitation, mental health challenges among trafficking survivors, and the intersection of male victimization with substance dependency, PTSD, and HIV.

In 2014, Nathan spearheaded the operationalization of one of the pioneering outreach and housing initiatives tailored for male youth survivors of human trafficking grappling with substance dependency. Presently, he holds the esteemed position of Chair at the VITAE program at Yale School of Public Health. In addition, he serves as a Consultant for various esteemed organizations, including Call to Freedom, University of Southern Mississippi's Human Trafficking Resource Center, The National Center on Child Trafficking, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Equity and Human Trafficking Technical Assistance Centers.

Nathan is a distinguished co-founder of the U.S. Council on Violence against Men and Boys and serves as a Board Director at Love 146. As the co-founding chair of Yale School of Public Health's VITAE student group, he plays a pivotal role in fostering a culture of violence intervention training, advocacy, and education. Moreover, Nathan contributes his expertise to Yale's addiction medicine collaborative.

A Fellow of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Human Trafficking Leadership Academy, Nathan possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of South Florida. He is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health at Yale University and holds additional Certificates in Leadership and in Human Subjects Research.

 “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” -- Viktor Frankl