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Maria Trent, MD

Associate Professor (Pediatrics), Training Director: Adolescent Medicine Fellowship/LEAH Program, DC Baltimore Center for Child Health Disparities

Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

School of Medicine (Primary)
Population, Family and Reproductive Health (Joint)

Contact Information

200 N. Wolfe Street
Room 2064
Baltimore , Maryland   21287



MD , University of North Carolina School of Medicine , 1995
MPH , Harvard School of Public Health , 2001


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), the Leadership in Education in Adolescent Health Training Program (HRSA), and the DC-Baltimore Center for Research on Child Health Disparities (P20) 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 and 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 

Adolescent Reproductive Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Fertility Preservation, Childbearing Motivation, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Adolescent Obesity

  • Trent M, Bass D, Ness R, Haggerty C.  Recurrent PID, Subsequent STI, and Reproductive Health Outcomes: Findings from the PID Evaluation and Clinical Health (PEACH) Study, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2011; 38 (12): 1 (In Press for December issue)

  • Trent M. Lehmann HP, Qian Q, Thompson CB, Ellen JM, Frick KD. Adolescent and parental utilities for the health states associated with pelvic inflammatory disease, Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2011 [Online First, October 14, 2011]

  • Finocchario-Kessler S, Sweat M, Dariotis J, Anderson , Jennings J, Keller J, Vyas A, Trent M. Childbearing motivations, pregnancy desires, and perceived partner response to pregnancy among urban youth: does HIV-infection status make a difference? AIDS Care, 2011, 1-11. [Epub 2011 July 21]

  • Trent M, Haggerty CL, Jennings JM, Lee S, Bass DC, Ness R.  Adverse Adolescent Reproductive Health Outcomes after Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, 2011; 165 (1):49-54.

  • Trent M, Ellen JM, Frick KD.  Estimating the Direct Costs of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in Adolescents: A Within-System Analysis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2010, Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print]