Maria Eva Trent, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program
  • Professor of Pediatrics

Specializes in: Adolescents (12-18 years)



Adolescent Medicine, General Pediatrics, Menstrual Disorders, Pediatrics, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) more

Research Interests

Female Reproductive Health/Fertility Preservation; Pelvic Inflammatory Disease; Menstrual Disorders; Adolescent Health; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome; Adolescent Obesity more

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Johns Hopkins Pediatrics

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5710
200 N. Wolfe Street
Rubenstein Child Health Building
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2910 | Fax: 410-502-5440


Dr. Trent is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health who has been consistently ranked by her peers as a 'top doc' in the greater Baltimore Metropolitan area. She is an independent scientist that serves as the principal or key investigator multiple research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other funding agencies. A major focus of Dr. Trent's research and clinical interest has been on reducing adolescent and young adult sexual and reproductive health disparities. She is also committed to producing the next generation of adolescent health scientists and directs the NIH-funded Adolescent Reproductive Health Training Program within Johns Hopkins Medicine. She is a sought-after speaker and the author of scientific research articles, editorials, book chapters, and patient-directed media materials in the field of adolescent health. She has been recognized for her work by medical associations and the lay press​ and has subsequently emerged as an important voice in the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive health.​ She currently serves as the Chair of the Section on Adolescent Health for the American Academy of Pediatrics and President-elect for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. more


  • Director, Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Program
  • Director, Adolescent Health (T32) Research Training Program
  • Director, Physician Services for School Based Health Centers
  • Director, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
  • Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; University of North Carolina School of Medicine (1995)


  • Children's National Hospital (1998)


  • Children's Hospital (2001)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Adolescent Medicine) (2001)

Additional Training

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Adolescent Medicine

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Trent’s research 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.

Clinical Trial Keywords

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Selected Publications

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Trent M, Rich M, Austin SB, Gordon C. Quality of Life in Girls with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 2002; 156: 1-5.

Trent M, Rich M, Austin SB, Gordon C. Fertility Concerns and Sexual Behavior in Adolescent Girls with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Implications for Quality of Life, Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 2003;16 (1):33-7.

Trent M, Rich M, Austin SB, Gordon C. Overweight status of adolescent girls with polycystic ovary syndrome: body mass index as a mediator of quality of life, Ambulatory Pediatrics, 2005;5 (2):107-111.

Trent M, Ellen JE, Walker A. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in Adolescents: Care Delivery in Pediatric Ambulatory Settings, Pediatric Emergency Care, 2005, Volume 21, Issue 7, 431.

Trent M, MPH, Judy SL, Ellen JM, Walker A. Use of an institutional intervention to improve quality of care for adolescents treated in pediatric ambulatory settings for pelvic inflammatory disease, J Adolesc Health, 2006; 39: 50-56.

Trent M, Millstein SG, Ellen JE. Gender-based Differences in Fertility Beliefs and Knowledge Among Adolescents from High STD Prevalence Communities, J Adolesc Health, 2006, 38:282-7

Trent M, Roche KM, Clum G. Sexual Victimization and Reproductive Health Outcomes, Ambulatory Pediatrics, Ambulatory Pediatrics 2007; 7:313-316

Trent M, Chung, Shang-en, Clum, G, Ellen, JE. New Sexually Transmitted Infections among HIV Infected Adolescent Girls, Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2007, 83 (6): 468-9

Arrington-Sanders R, Ellen, JM, Trent M. HIV Testing in Adolescents Receiving STI Testing in an Urban Primary Care Setting, Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2008, 35 (7): 686-88

Trent M, Chung S, Forrest L, Ellen, JE. Subsequent Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and Sexually Transmitted Infections after Outpatient Treatment for PID in Pediatric Ambulatory Settings, Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008;162 (11):1022-5

Trent M, Clinician Perspectives on Management of Adolescents with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Using Standardized Patient Scenarios, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2013, Jun;40(6):496-8. [PMID: 23680907]


Trent M, Lehmann H, Butz A, Qian Q, Frick K.  Clinician Perspectives on Management of Adolescents with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Using Standardized Patient Scenarios, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2013, 40 (6): 496-8. [PMID: 2368097]


 Trent M, Lehmann H, Butz A, Thompson C, Qian Q, Frick KD.  Understanding consumer preferences for care of adolescents with pelvic inflammatory disease, Médecine de la Repoduction Gynecologie Endcrinologie, 2013; 15 (4): 358-62 Available at:[NIHSMID: 993879]


Miller WB, Trent M, Chung SH.  Ambivalent Childbearing Motivations: Predicting Condom Use by Urban, African-American, Female Youth, J Pediatric Adolesc Gynecology, 2014; 27(3): 151-60. [PMID: 24629714]


Blood EA, Trent M, Gordon CM, Goncalves A, Resnick M, Fortenberry JD, Boyer CB, Richardson L, Emans SJ. Leadership in Adolescent Health: Developing the next generation of maternal-child health leaders through mentorship. Matern Child Health J, 2015 Feb; 19(2): 308-13. [PMID: 25376658]


Trent M, Thompson C, Tomaszewski K.  Feasibility and Acceptability of the DepoText Intervention for Urban Adolescent and Young Adults Using Depo-Provera. J Adolescent Health, 2015 J Adolesc Health. 2015 Jul;57(1):100-6. Epub 2015 May 19, [PMID: 26002432]


Trent M, Chung S, Gaydos C, Frick K, Anders J, Huettner S, Rothman R, Butz, A.Recruitment of Minority Adolescents and Young Adults into Randomized Clinical Trials: Testing the Design of the Technology Enhanced Community Health Nursing (TECH-N) Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Trial, EMJ Repro Health. 2016; 2[1]:44-51. [PMID: 27617108]


Ramsey A, Lanzo E. Tomaszewski K, Huston-Patterson H, Trent. Increasing Patient Portal Usage: Preliminary Outcomes from the MyChart Genius Project, JAH, 2018,Volume 62, Issue 1, Pages 29–35 [PMID: 29169768]


Ross MW, Leshabari S, Rosser BRS, Mgopa, L,Trent M, Wadley J, Kohli, NEvaluation of an Assessment Instrument for a Sexual Health Curriculum for Nurses and Midwifery Students in Tanzania: The Sexual Health Education Professionals Scale (SHEPS), International Journal of Nursing Studies, Appl Nurs Res. 2018 Apr;40:152-156. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2018.01.005. Epub 2018 Feb 1. [PMID: 29579491]


Trent M, Hardick J, Perin J, Tabacco L, Ronda J, Felter-Wernsdorfer R, Gaydos C. Clinical and Sexual Risk Correlates of Mycoplasma genitalium in Urban Pregnant and Non-pregnant Young Women:  Outcomes from the Women's BioHealth Study, Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2018, 94 (6Z): 411-413 [PMID: 29599387]


Tabacco L, Shang-en Chung, Perin J, Huettner S, Butz A,Trent M. Relationship Status and Sexual Behaviors in Post-Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) Affected Urban Young Women: A Sub-Study of a Randomized Controlled Trial,International Archives of Nursing and Health Care, 2018, 4 (1): Open Access DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/151008 [PMID: 30221216]


Dize L, Martin D, Gwyn S, Perin J, Gaysos C,Trent M. Comparison of Three Types of Serological Assays to Measure IgG Antibody Responses to the Chlamydia trachomatisAntigen Pgp3 in Adolescent and Young Adult Women with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease,International Journal of STD & AIDS, 2018, [Epub Jul 27] [PMID: 30049256]


Alexander K, Jennings J, Ellen JE, Trent M.Childbearing Motivations, Desires, Fertility Beliefs, and Contraceptive Use Among Urban Adolescents and Young Adults, Accepted, Journal of Urban Health, 2018, Epub Jul 18] [PMID:  30022416]


Ronda J, Gaydos CA, Perin J, Tabacco L, Coleman J, Trent M.  Does the Sex Risk Quiz Predict Mycoplasma genitalium in Urban Adolescents and Young Adult Women?  Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Accepted,2018;45(11):728-734 [PMID: 29870502]


 Zheng X, O'Connell CM, Zhong W, Poston TB, Wiesenfeld HC, Hillier SL, Trent M, Gaydos C, Tseng GC, Taylor BD, Darville T. Gene Expression Signatures Can Aid Diagnosis of Sexually Transmitted Infection-Induced Endometritis in Women, Frontiers Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 2018, 8; 307 [PMID 30294592]


Onyewuchi U, Tomaszewski KT, Upadhya KK, Gupta PS, Whaley N, Burke AE, Trent, M. Improving LARC access for urban adolescents and young adults in the pediatric primary care setting, Clinical Pediatrics, 2019; 58 (1): 24-33. [PMID: 30318927]


Trent, M, Dooley, D, Dougé, J.  SECTION ON ADOLESCENT HEALTH; COUNCIL ON COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS; COMMITTEE ON ADOLESCENCE, The Impact of Racism on Child Health, AAP Policy Statement, Pediatrics, Under Review Board of Directors, American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatrics. 2019 Aug;144(2). pii: e20191765. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-1765.


                   Belcher HME, Piggott DA, Sanders RA, Trent, M. Research Accountability Groups and Mentoring Minutes: The M3Approach to Promote Public Health Infectious Diseases Research for Diverse, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry,Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2019;89(3):390-399. doi: 10.1037/ort0000413.PMID: 31070424


                   Trent, M, Recto M, Qiang Q, Butz A, Frick KD, Ellen JM, Lehmann H, Please Be Careful with Me: Discrepancies between Adolescent Expectations and Clinician Perspectives on Management of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, JPAG, 2019 Apr 9. pii: S1083-3188(19)30174-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2019.04.001. [Epub ahead of print]PMID:30974212


                  Ha, M, Belcher HME, Butz AM, Perin J, Matson PA, Trent, M.  Partner Notification and Subsequent Condom Use after Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Implications for Dyadic Intervention with Urban Youth, Clinical Pediatrics, 2019,Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 Jun 5:9922819852979. doi: 10.1177/0009922819852979. [Epub ahead of print]PMID:31165630


                    Trent M.  Can We Put Our Hoodies On and Get to Work? Journal of Adolescent Health, 2019, 65 (1): 151-164


                   Trent M, Gaydos C, Perin J, Chung S, Tabacco L, Huettner S, Anders J, Rothman R, Butz A. Efficacy of Technology Enhanced Community Heath Nursing (TECH-N): Adolescent and Young Adult Women with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, JAMA Network, JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Aug 2;2(8):e198652. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.8652.[PMID:31390037]


   Kaul P, Trent M, Upadhya KK (Eds), Adolescent Contraception: Basics and Beyond, Adolescent Medicine State of the Art Reviews, American Academy of Pediatrics Publications, Spring 2019, 30 (1).

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation


Public Health


Courses and Syllabi

  • Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Course (380.749.01)
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Clinical Foundations of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Activities & Honors


  • RWJF Generalist Faculty Scholar Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2004 - 2008
  • Ebony Power 100 List, Ebony Magaine, 2014
  • Pediatrician of the Year, Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014
  • Best Docs, Adolescent Medicine, Baltimore Magazine, 2013 - 2018
  • Council for Concerns on Women Physicians Research Award, National Medical Association, 2015
  • Evelyn Laufer Research Award, North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 2011
  • Diversity Leadership Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2012
  • Influential Marylander, Health, The Daily Record, 2013
  • Research Commendation Award, STI/HIV World Conference-Brazil, IUSTI/ISSTDR, 2017


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
  • Society for Adolescent Medicine
  • Society for Pediatric Research

Professional Activities

  • Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Training Program Director
  • Director, Adolescent Health Research T32 Training Grant
  • Director of Physician Consultation Services
  • Faculty Co-Leader, Taussig College,, Colleges Advisory Program
  • President, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • Chairperson, Section on Adolescent Health, American Academy of Pediatrics

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Pediatricians Highlight Impact of Racism On Children's Health, Colorlines (August 13, 2019)

The Impact of Racism on Children’s Health, NY Times  (August 12, 2019)

Text message intervention lowers STI rate among teens with PID, Healio (August 12, 2019)

How News Coverage of Racism and Gun Violence Affects Children The Science Times (August 10, 2019)

Beyond the El Paso shooting: Racist words and acts harm kids’ health, Science News for Students (August 9, 2019)

Nurse intervention using tech may improve PID care in youth, Medical Xpress (August 8, 2019)

The American Academy of Pediatrics Says Doctors Need to Fight Racism. Now., U.S. News & World Report (August 2, 2019)

Pediatricians Have Role to Play in Addressing Racism, Physician's Weekly (July 29, 2019)

Baltimore is full of smart, hopeful and resilient children, The Baltimore Sun (March 25, 2019)

Inspiring Women: Dr. Maria Trent, Howard Magazine (April 01, 2014)

Open Letter to the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine regarding Trayvon Martin, Health Disparities Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Blog (July 25, 2013)

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