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Bloomberg Professor of American Health
Maria Trent

Departmental Affiliations

School of Medicine

Contact Info

200 N. Wolfe Street, Room 2064

Research Interests

Adolescent Reproductive Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Fertility Preservation, Childbearing Motivation, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Adolescent Obesity; e-health; Contraceptive management, Health Disparities
Experiences & Accomplishments
Harvard School of Public Health
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
A major focus of Dr. Trent’s research and professional interest has been on adolescent and young adult reproductive health with specific focus on fertility preservation among high risk youth.  Dr. Trent is the principal investigator for a research program designed to develop a strategic approach to the management of complicated sexually transmitted infections in adolescents and a study designed to explore the feasibility and effectiveness of a text messaging intervention among young urban women using long-acting contraception.  She is also a co-investigator for the JHU NCS Health Disparities study.
Dr. Trent is the Training Director Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Training Program (T32 NICHD) situated within the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.  She also a faculty member in the Colleges Advisory Program within the School of Medicine.
Dr. Trent provides primary and subspecialty clinical care to children, adolescents, and young adults as a part of the Harriet Lane Program in the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
Honors & Awards
2011  Evelyn Laufer Award, North American Society for Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, 2012 Diversity Leadership Award, Johns Hopkins University  
2013 Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Adolescent Medicine
2013 Honorable Mention, Excellence in Teaching Award, Institute for Excellence in Education, Johns Hopkins University
2013 Council for Concerns on Women Physicians Research Award, National Medical Association
2014 Ebony Power 100 List
2014 Influential Marylander
2014 Pediatrician of the Year, Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
2015 Johns Hopkins Leadership Development Program [Completed]
2016 Excellence in Teaching, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Course)
2016 Best Docs, Adolescent Medicine, Baltimore Magazine, November 2016 issue.
2016 American Pediatric Society [Elected by APS members]
Select Publications
Selected publications from the last five years:
  • Trent M, Thompson C, Tomaszewski K. Text Messaging Support for Urban Adolescents and Young Adults Using Injectable Contraception: Outcomes of the DepoText Pilot Trial. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Jul;57(1):100-106.  Epub 2015 May 19. PubMed PMID: 26002432.
  • Trent M, Lehmann H, Butz A, Qian Q, Ellen JM, Frick KD. Clinician perspectives on management of adolescents with pelvic inflammatory disease using standardized patient scenarios. Sex Transm Dis. 2013 Jun;40(6):496-8. PubMed PMID: 23680907; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4425212.
  • Sznajder KK, Tomaszewski KS, Burke AE, Trent M. Incidence of Discontinuation of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception among Adolescent and Young Adult Women Served by an Urban, Primary Care Clinic, JPAG, J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Jul 14. pii: S1083-3188(16)30093-6. [PMID:27423766]
  • Butz A, Gaydos, C, Toppins J, Johnson B, Huettner S, Trent M. Clinical Pediatrics, Care Seeking Behavior after Notification among Young Women with Recurrent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) after Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016;55(12):1107-12.[ PMID:27507807]
  • Trent M, Chung S, Gaydos C, Frick K, Anders J, Huettner S, Rothman R, Butz, A. Recruitment of Minority Adolescents and Young Adults into Randomized Clinical Trials: Testing the Design of the Technology Enhanced Community Health Nursing (TECH-N) Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Trial, EMJ Repro Health. 2016; 2[1]:44-51. [PMID: 27617108]
Technology Enhanced Community Health Nursing to Prevent STIs after PID (TECH-N)
DC-Baltimore Center on Child Health Disparities
Technology Enhanced Community Health Nursing (TECH-N)
JHU LEAH Program
Adolescent Medicine Fellowship Training Program