Women and Healthcare- Taking Care of Yourself so you can Take Care of Others

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we spoke to the women who are making it happen. These empowering women are building their lives, making their mark on the world and sharing their wisdom. 

In partnership with Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Posh Seven Presents the Empowered Woman Speaker’s Series.

Speaker Bio
Maria Trent, MD, MPHFAAP, FSAHM
Dr. Trent is a Professor of Pediatrics, American Health, and Nursing at Johns Hopkins University and Chief of the Division of Adolescent/ Young Adult Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is an independent research scientist and serves as the principal or key investigator on multiple research projects and training grants funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other funding agencies. A significant focus of Dr. Trent’s research and clinical interest has been on reducing sexual and reproductive health disparities in young women. Dr. Trent is the immediate past President of the Society for Adolescent Health served two terms as Chair of the Executive Committee for the Section on Adolescent Health within the American Academy of Pediatrics, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Health Association. She is a sought-after speaker and the author of scientific research articles, editorials, book chapters, and patient-directed media in child, adolescent, and young adult health. Professional organizations and the lay press have recognized Dr. Trent for her work, and she has emerged as an important voice and forceful advocate for the health and well-being of young people and those who care for them. 

In this conversation you will get the answers to the following questions: 

  • How do you balance your professional and personal life? Is balance possible or a myth? 
  • What advice do you give moms about being healthy and raising healthy children? 
  • What are some of the most pressing health issues women face today?
  • How do you ensure your own health and wellbeing? Do you mediate, exercise, etc? 
  • What is the best advice you can give to a young mom?

To learn more about Dr. Trent, please visit: 

www.hopkinsmedicine.org/profiles/details/maria-trent