Professor Maria Trent
Pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist in the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health in Baltimore
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.
"Health professionals must become more powerful on behalf of young people to help them reach their full potential." "#teensrock"
Professor Vikram Patel
The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health at Harvard Medical School, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow
Enjoy Professor Patel's keynote at the SIPS 2018
“If some of our adolescents are failing in education, developing mental health problems, or getting into trouble with the law, it only means we have failed them as a society from their earliest years of life.”
Professor Deborah Christie
Professor of paediatric and adolescent psychology, Consultant clinical psychologist/lead at University College London Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust
Watch above Professor Christie's inspirational presidential address at the SAHM2018
“This is why we get up every day, to advocate for every adolescent around the globe to get what they need to be successful.”
Professor Russell Viner
Professor of Adolescent Health at the UCL Institute of Child Health in London, Director of the Department of Health Obesity Policy Research Unit
Watch Professor Viner talk about one of his favorite topics, the battle against unhealthy food and young people obesity
“Young adults aren’t big children nor are they little adults; they are a unique subgroup of the population and need to be treated as such.”