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Maria Eva Trent, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Interdisciplinary Training-Leadership in Adolescent Health Program
Professor of Pediatrics
Expertise: 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 ...read more
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Johns Hopkins Pediatrics
Appointment Phone: 410-955-5710
200 N. Wolfe Street
Rubenstein Child Health Building
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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.
- Director, Interdisciplinary Training-Leadership in Adolescent Health Program
- Professor of Pediatrics
Centers & Institutes
- MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine (1995)
- Children's National Medical Center (1998)
- Children's Hospital (2001)
- American Board of Pediatrics / Adolescent Medicine (2001)
Research & Publications
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 KeywordsPelvic Inflammatory Disease
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
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
Activities & Honors
- Finalist, New Investigator Award, Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2001
- Health Disparities Fellow, National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, 2002
- Generalist Faculty Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2004 - 2008
- Finalist, New Investigator Award, Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2005
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
- Society for Adolescent Medicine
- Society for Pediatric Research