Staff & Leadership

Renata Arrington Sanders, MD, MPH, ScM

Renata Arrington Sanders, MD, MPH, ScM - Photo


Dr. Renata Arrington-Sanders is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include adolescent sexually transmitted infection and HIV, adolescent diabetes management, and school-based health center needs. She has a joint appointment in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Health, Behavior and Society.

Dr. Arrington-Sanders earned her M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centers and performed a fellowship in adolescent medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Her research interests include improving the sexual health of sexual and gender minority youth with a particular focus on African American adolescent men who have sex with men and HIV prevention and treatment community-based efforts to link and engage adolescents at risk for and living with HIV in care.

Dr. Arrington-Sanders is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health to identify young Black and Latino men at-risk or with HIV and to link and engage young Black and Latino men into care. She has served as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as a representative for the Maryland Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics to the Maryland General Assembly to make recommendations regarding HIV testing laws in Maryland, and has worked with the Baltimore City Health Department to improve HIV testing strategies in African American men who have sex with men (MSM). She serves as the co-Director of the Pediatric Adolescent HIV/AIDS Program and Gender Clinic; Director of the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) program; co-Director of the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Adolescent and Young Adult Scientific Working Group; and co-Investigator of the Johns Hopkins Adolescent Trials Network Site.​