Renata Arrington Sanders, MD, MHS, ScM

Dr. Sanders is a board certified internal medicine, pediatrics and adolescent medicine specialist.  Her research focuses on improving the sexual health of African American adolescent men who have sex with men.  She is currently the Principal Investigator of a K23 Career Development Award from NICHD to examine reasons for and satisfaction with first and subsequent penetrative same-sex sexual experiences (PSSE) and to examine the role of first PSSE on second and subsequent PSSEs in African American men and how social context impacts sexual satisfaction with first PSSE; how sexual satisfaction during first PSSE impacts time to second partner and satisfaction with second PSSE; and engagement in young adult sexual health protective behaviors during most recent sex. She has served as 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 serves as the Leadership Education Adolescent Health Interdisciplinary Associate Training Director and the Community Protocol Project Director and co-Investigator of the Johns Hopkins Adolescent Trials Network Site.