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Taussig College Faculty Biographies

Maria Trent, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM

Associate Professor, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Dr. Trent  is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with a joint appointment in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Trent is a graduate of Yale University, the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health.  She is currently the Director of Interdisciplinary Training for the Johns Hopkins Leadership in Education in Adolescent Health Training Program, member of the Johns Hopkins Medical School Colleges Faculty, and a medical consultant for the Baltimore City Health Department School-Based Health Program.  Dr. Trent provides primary and subspecialty clinical care to children, adolescents, and young adults as part of the Harriet Lane Teaching Service within the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.  A major focus of Dr. Trent’s research and professional interest has been on adolescent and young adult reproductive health with specific focus on menstrual disorders and fertility preservation. She has experience conducting institutional-level quality improvement interventions for adolescent reproductive care, randomized clinical trials of behavioral interventions for adolescents with complicated sexually transmitted infections, and behavioral research evaluating the relationship between childbearing motivation and reproductive health behaviors in adolescents and young adults. She is currently the principal investigator of a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grounded in health economics and designed to develop a strategic approach to complicated sexually transmitted infections in urban adolescent girls and a trial of a text-messaging intervention to improve clinic attendance for adolescent using long-acting contraception. Dr. Trent serves on the Section on Adolescent Health for the American Academy of Pediatrics and is President of the Chesapeake Chapter  and member of the National Board of Directors for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.