Maria E. Trent, MD, MPH

Maria Trent, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM


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’ serving adolescents 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. ​ Dr. Trent serves as the Chair of the Section on Adolescent Health for the American Academy of Pediatrics, on the board of directors for the American Sexual Health Association, and as the President-elect for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.