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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 Disease

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
  • 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

  • Adolescent Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics

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

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Graduate Program Affiliation


Public Health


Courses and Syllabi

  • Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Course (380.749.01)
  • Clinical Foundations of Medicine
    Clinical Training Course

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, Baltimore City Health Department
  • Faculty Co-Leader, Taussig College,, Colleges Advisory Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • 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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