Staff & Leadership

Renata Arrington Sanders, MD, MPH, ScM

Renata Arrington Sanders, MD, MPH, ScM - Photo


Renata Arrington Sanders, MD, MPH, ScM is an assistant professor in the Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. She is board certified in adolescent medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics and serves on the Editorial Board of the American Board of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine Subboard. She is the Interdisciplinary Associate Training Director of the Leadership in Education Adolescent Health Program, Director of the Harriet Lane Clinic Youth-PrEP Clinic, and co-Principal Investigator of the Johns Hopkins Adolescent Trials Network Site. She has a K23 NIH award to explore the impact of first same-sex sexual experiences in adolescent African American males on sexual satisfaction/pleasure, subsequent sexual behavior and risk for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Her other work focuses on prevention of HIV in adolescents, with a particular focus on HIV testing, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and expansion of clinical services for sexual and gender minority youth of color. She has served as a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as representative for 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 is currently the Community Protocol Project Director of Connect to Protect and other community-based strategies of the Johns Hopkins Adolescent Trials Network Site.