Renata Arrington-Sanders M.D., M.P.H.
General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
David M. Rubenstein Child Health Building
200 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
University of Virginia, School of Medicine
University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centers – Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine – Adolescent Medicine
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 1st NICHD Summer Institute in Applied Research on Child and Adolescent Development
Adolescent Sexually Transmitted Infection and HIV,
Adolescent Diabetes Management,
School-Based Health Center Needs
Dr. Arrington-Sanders’ research focuses on HIV prevention community-based efforts and linking HIV infected adolescents to care. She is interested in better understanding how partner selection intersects with care seeking behavior and the role of the African American church in targeting individual, partner, and environmental factors associated with HIV transmission and acquisition among poor urban youth and adults. She currently is working with the Baltimore City Health Department and the CDC to evaluate strategies for identifying at-risk African American (AA) men who have sex with men who are unaware of their HIV status. She recently served as representative for the Maryland AAP on the Maryland General Assembly’s HB781/SB746 Work Group to review the CDC’s revised recommendations for HIV testing and make recommendations on possible changes to current Maryland law for HIV counseling and testing process. She is the principal investigator of the HIV quality improvement project and co-investigator to many projects addressing HIV testing behavior in risky adolescent groups.