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

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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 more

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Dr. Trent is currently the Director of Interdisciplinary Training of the JHU Leadership in Adolescent Health Training Program and medical consultant for the Baltimore City Health Department School-Based Health Program. A major focus of Dr. Trents research and professional interest has been on fertility preservation and management of menstrual disorders in adolescent girls. She provides primary and subspecialty clinical care to children, adolescents, and young adults as a part of the Harriet Lane Program in the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center. Additionally, she is the principal investigator of several funded research studies designed to develop a strategic approach to the management of complicated sexually transmitted infections in young women. Dr. Maria Trent is an Assistant Professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. 


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.

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. more


  • Director, Interdisciplinary Training-Leadership in Adolescent Health Program
  • Professor of Pediatrics



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


  • Children's National Medical Center (1998)


  • Children's Hospital (2001)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Adolescent Medicine (2001)

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

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
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