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Dr. Maria Trent Maria Trent, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM


Dr. Trent is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has joint appointments in the Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. A major focus of Dr. Trent’s research and clinical interest has been on reducing health disparities and improving adolescent and young adult reproductive health outcomes. She has utilized a variety of research strategies to understand the barriers and facilitators to both adolescent care delivery in pediatric settings, management of menstrual disorders, and patient adherence to treatment for complicated sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to design innovative approaches to care. Dr. Trent is the author of over 90 scientific research articles, editorials, book chapters, and patient-directed media materials in the field of adolescent and young adult health. She has been recognized for her work by medical associations and the lay press. In 2013, she was named to Ebony Magazine's Power 100 list of African American influencers and game changers making vital accomplishments in the field of health and science. Raised in small rural community in North Carolina, Dr. Trent is a graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Yale University, the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health.

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Anyone Saying "Yes" To Sex Should Also Say "Yes" To STD Testing

This year alone, there will be 20 million new cases of STDs in the U.S. While STDs can affect people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life, nearly half of these new cases will occur in people ages 15–24 years old. And among them, young black women and men are disproportionately impacted. In fact, some of the most common infections, like chlamydia and gonorrhea, are at an...