Maria Trent, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of Interdisciplinary Education, Johns Hopkins Leadership in Adolescent Health Training Program
General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
David M. Rubenstein Child Health Building
200 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Children's Hospital of Boston, Massachusetts
Clinical/Research: Adolescent Health, Female Reproductive Health/Fertility Preservation, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Menstrual Disorders, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Adolescent Obesity
Education: Cultural Competency in Pediatric/Adolescent Medicine Education
Dr. Trent is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and in the Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. She is currently the Director of Interdisciplinary Training for the Johns Hopkins Leadership in Education in Adolescent Health Training Program, Director of the Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Training Program, Director of Training for the DC-Baltimore Research Center on Child Health Disparities, a consultant for the Kennedy Krieger Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement programs, and faculty for the Colleges Advisory Program within the School of Medicine. Dr. Trent provides primary and subspecialty consultation services to adolescents in the Harriet Lane Adolescent and Young Adult Practice and the Adolescent Medicine consultation service within the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
A major focus of Dr. Trent’s research and professional interest has been on improving adolescent and young adult reproductive health outcomes with a specific focus on fertility preservation for adolescent girls with reproductive endocrine disorders and those at risk for complications of sexually transmitted infections. Over the course of her research career, she has utilized a variety of research strategies to better understand the barriers and facilitators to both adolescent care delivery in pediatric settings and patient adherence to treatment for complicated sexually transmitted infections to design innovative approaches to care. As an example, Dr. Trent is currently the Principal Investigator of the TECH-N study, a large randomized controlled clinical trial funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research designed to test a technology enhanced community health nursing intervention to improve patient adherence and reduce recurrent sexually transmitted infections amongst adolescents and young adults diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease.
Dr. Trent is the author of scientific research, editorials, book chapters, and patient-directed media materials in the field of adolescent and young adult health. Dr. Trent has been recognized for her work in reproductive health in urban communities by medical associations and the lay press. She is an active member of the Society for Adolescent Health & Medicine for which she serves on the Nominations Committee and has been the co-Director of the SAHM Research Mentoring Forum since its inception. She also serves on the executive board for the Section on Adolescent Health for the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Maryland Assembly of School Based Health Care.
Raised in North Carolina, Dr. Trent is a graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Yale University (BA, Psychology/Pre-Med), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (MD), and the Harvard School of Public Health (MPH, Maternal Child Health). She also completed a pediatric residency at Children's National Medical Center and an Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School.