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Rebecca B. Perkins, MD, MSc

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentObstetrics & Gynecology
Address85 E. Concord St
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-7308
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-7054-3014
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TitleActive Staff Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center
DepartmentObstetrics & Gynecology

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
My area of research is cervical cancer prevention in underserved women. My current work focuses on HPV vaccination in females and males, as well as the impact of new screening guidelines on cervical dysplasia/cancer outcomes.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • HPV vaccination/ cervical cancer screening/ health disparities
 Publications
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  1. Perkins RB, Morgan JR, Awosogba TP, Ramanadhan S, Paasche-Orlow MK. Gynecologic Outcomes After Hysteroscopic and Laparoscopic Sterilization Procedures. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Oct; 128(4):843-52. PMID: 27607866.
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  2. Malo TL, Perkins RB, Lee JH, Vadaparampil ST. Primary Care Physicians' Adherence to Expert Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention in the Context of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination. Sex Transm Dis. 2016 Jul; 43(7):438-44. PMID: 27322046.
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  3. Perkins RB. HPV vaccination: Clinical potential, implementation challenges, and future directions. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 Jun 02; 12(6):1327-31. PMID: 27294609.
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  4. Perkins RB, Lin M, Wallington SF, Hanchate AD. Impact of school-entry and education mandates by states on HPV vaccination coverage: Analysis of the 2009-2013 National Immunization Survey-Teen. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 Jun 02; 12(6):1615-22. PMID: 27152418.
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  5. Vercruysse J, Chigurupati NL, Fung L, Apte G, Pierre-Joseph N, Perkins RB. Parents' and providers' attitudes toward school-located provision and school-entry requirements for HPV vaccines. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 Jun 02; 12(6):1606-14. PMID: 26934421.
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  6. Malo TL, Ali KN, Sutton SK, Perkins RB, Giuliano AR, Vadaparampil ST. The content and context of physicians' communication with males about human papillomavirus vaccination. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 Jun 02; 12(6):1511-8. PMID: 26835599.
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  7. Perkins RB, Chigurupati NL, Apte G, Vercruysse J, Wall-Haas C, Rosenquist A, Lee L, Clark JA, Pierre-Joseph N. Why don't adolescents finish the HPV vaccine series? A qualitative study of parents and providers. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 Jun 02; 12(6):1528-35. PMID: 26810765.
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  8. Samura T, Steer J, Michelis LD, Carroll L, Holland E, Perkins R. Factors Associated With Excessive Gestational Weight Gain: Review of Current Literature. Glob Adv Health Med. 2016 Jan; 5(1):87-93. PMID: 26937318.
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  9. Joseph NP, Shea K, Porter CL, Walsh JP, Belizaire M, Estervine G, Perkins R. Factors Associated with Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Acceptance Among Haitian and African-American parents of Adolescent Sons. J Natl Med Assoc. 2015 Jun; 107(2):80-8. PMID: 27269494.
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  10. Perkins RB, Legler A, Hanchate A. Trends in Male and Female Genital Warts Among Adolescents in a Safety-Net Health Care System 2004-2013: Correlation With Introduction of Female and Male Human Papillomavirus Vaccination. Sex Transm Dis. 2015 Dec; 42(12):665-8. PMID: 26562694.
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  11. Perkins RB, Handal-Orefice R, Hanchate AD, Lin M, Paasche-Orlow MK. Risk of Undetected Cancer at the Time of Laparoscopic Supracervical Hysterectomy and Laparoscopic Myomectomy: Implications for the Use of Power Morcellation. Womens Health Issues. 2016 Jan-Feb; 26(1):21-6. PMID: 26701205.
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  12. Perkins R. Understanding the impact of patient navigation. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Jul; 24(7):544-5. PMID: 26172996.
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  13. Apte G, Pierre-Joseph N, Vercruysse JL, Perkins RB. Could Poor Parental Recall of HPV Vaccination Contribute to Low Vaccination Rates? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Sep; 54(10):987-91. PMID: 26045587.
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  14. Perkins RB, Christiansen CL. The human papillomavirus vaccination is not associated with risk of multiple sclerosis or other demyelinating diseases. Evid Based Med. 2015 Jun; 20(3):116. PMID: 25841246.
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  15. Perkins RB, Lin M, Silliman RA, Clark JA, Hanchate A. Why are U.S. girls getting meningococcal but not human papilloma virus vaccines? Comparison of factors associated with human papilloma virus and meningococcal vaccination among adolescent girls 2008 to 2012. Womens Health Issues. 2015 Mar-Apr; 25(2):97-104. PMID: 25747517.
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  16. Perkins RB, Zisblatt L, Legler A, Trucks E, Hanchate A, Gorin SS. Effectiveness of a provider-focused intervention to improve HPV vaccination rates in boys and girls. Vaccine. 2015 Feb 25; 33(9):1223-9. PMID: 25448095.
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  17. Vadaparampil ST, Perkins R. Non-preventive care: challenges and opportunities for adolescent HPV vaccination. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2014; 10(9):2557-8. PMID: 25483473.
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  18. Perkins RB, Clark JA, Apte G, Vercruysse JL, Sumner JJ, Wall-Haas CL, Rosenquist AW, Pierre-Joseph N. Missed opportunities for HPV vaccination in adolescent girls: a qualitative study. Pediatrics. 2014 Sep; 134(3):e666-74. PMID: 25136036.
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  19. Brogly SB, Perkins RB, Zepf D, Longtine J, Yang S. Human papillomavirus vaccination and cervical cytology in young minority women. Sex Transm Dis. 2014 Aug; 41(8):511-4. PMID: 25013981.
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  20. Perkins RB, Stier EA. Should U.S. women be screened for cervical cancer with pap tests, HPV tests, or both? Ann Intern Med. 2014 Aug 19; 161(4):295-7. PMID: 24912666.
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  21. Jeudin P, Carmen MD, Battaglia TA, Bak S, Perkins RB. Effect of Patient Navigation on Adherence to Follow-up After Treatment of High-Grade Dysplasia. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 May; 123 Suppl 1:29S. PMID: 24770158.
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  22. Apte G, Pierre-Joseph N, Sumner J, Vercryusse J, Belizaire M, Perkins RB. Factors affecting parental recall of human papillomavirus vaccination. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 May; 123 Suppl 1:34S. PMID: 24770170.
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  23. Pierre Joseph N, Clark JA, Mercilus G, Wilbur M, Figaro J, Perkins R. Racial and ethnic differences in HPV knowledge, attitudes, and vaccination rates among low-income African-American, Haitian, Latina, and Caucasian young adult women. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2014 Apr; 27(2):83-92. PMID: 24602302.
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  24. Pierre Joseph N, Belizaire M, Porter CL, Walsh JP, Esang M, Goff G, Perkins RB. Ethnic differences in perceived benefits and barriers to HPV vaccine acceptance: a qualitative analysis of young African American, Haitian, Caucasian, and Latino men. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Feb; 53(2):177-85. PMID: 24403292.
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  25. Jeudin P, Liveright E, Del Carmen MG, Perkins RB. Race, ethnicity, and income factors impacting human papillomavirus vaccination rates. Clin Ther. 2014 Jan 1; 36(1):24-37. PMID: 24417783.
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  26. Perkins RB, Sherman BJ, Silliman RA, Battaglia TA. We can do better than last place: improving the health of us women. Glob Adv Health Med. 2013 Sep; 2(5):86-93. PMID: 24416700.
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  27. Perkins RB, Anderson BL, Gorin SS, Schulkin JA. Challenges in cervical cancer prevention: a survey of U.S. obstetrician-gynecologists. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Aug; 45(2):175-81. PMID: 23867024.
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  28. Perkins RB, Clark JA. Providers' perceptions of parental concerns about HPV vaccination. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013 May; 24(2):828-39. PMID: 23728048.
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  29. Jeudin P, Liveright E, del Carmen MG, Perkins RB. Race, ethnicity and income as factors for HPV vaccine acceptance and use. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2013 Jul; 9(7):1413-20. PMID: 23571170.
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  30. Perkins RB, Tipton H, Shu E, Marquez C, Belizaire M, Porter C, Clark JA, Pierre-Joseph N. Attitudes toward HPV vaccination among low-income and minority parents of sons: a qualitative analysis. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Mar; 52(3):231-40. PMID: 23362316.
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  31. Perkins RB, Apte G, Marquez C, Porter C, Belizaire M, Clark JA, Pierre-Joseph N. Factors affecting human papillomavirus vaccine use among White, Black and Latino parents of sons. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Jan; 32(1):e38-44. PMID: 22914585.
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  32. Joseph NP, Clark JA, Bauchner H, Walsh JP, Mercilus G, Figaro J, Bibbo C, Perkins RB. Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding HPV vaccination: ethnic and cultural differences between African-American and Haitian immigrant women. Womens Health Issues. 2012 Nov-Dec; 22(6):e571-9. PMID: 23122214.
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  33. Perkins RB, Brogly SB, Adams WG, Freund KM. Correlates of human papillomavirus vaccination rates in low-income, minority adolescents: a multicenter study. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2012 Aug; 21(8):813-20. PMID: 22860770.
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  34. Perkins RB, Jorgensen JR, McCoy ME, Bak SM, Battaglia TA, Freund KM. Adherence to conservative management recommendations for abnormal pap test results in adolescents. Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jun; 119(6):1157-63. PMID: 22617580.
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  35. Perkins RB, Clark JA. What affects human papillomavirus vaccination rates? A qualitative analysis of providers' perceptions. Womens Health Issues. 2012 Jul-Aug; 22(4):e379-86. PMID: 22609253.
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  36. Perkins RB, Clark JA. Providers' attitudes toward human papillomavirus vaccination in young men: challenges for implementation of 2011 recommendations. Am J Mens Health. 2012 Jul; 6(4):320-3. PMID: 22398992.
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  37. Sheinfeld Gorin SN, Glenn BA, Perkins RB. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and cervical cancer: uptake and next steps. Adv Ther. 2011 Aug; 28(8):615-39. PMID: 21818672.
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  38. Perkins RB, Mehta PK, Langrish SM. Fathers' intentions to accept human papillomavirus vaccination for sons and daughters: exploratory findings from rural Honduras. Int J Public Health. 2012 Feb; 57(1):143-8. PMID: 21698492.
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  39. Perkins RB, Langrish SM, Cotton DJ, Simon CJ. Maternal support for human papillomavirus vaccination in Honduras. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Jan; 20(1):85-90. PMID: 21091226.
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  40. Perkins RB, Pierre-Joseph N, Marquez C, Iloka S, Clark JA. Parents' opinions of mandatory human papillomavirus vaccination: does ethnicity matter? Womens Health Issues. 2010 Nov-Dec; 20(6):420-6. PMID: 21051001.
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  41. Perkins RB, Pierre-Joseph N, Marquez C, Iloka S, Clark JA. Why do low-income minority parents choose human papillomavirus vaccination for their daughters? J Pediatr. 2010 Oct; 157(4):617-22. PMID: 20472250.
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  42. Perkins RB. Efficacy data and HPV vaccination studies. JAMA. 2009 Dec 23; 302(24):2659; author reply 2659-60. PMID: 20040549.
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  43. Perkins RB, Langrish SM, Stern LJ, Burgess JF, Simon CJ. Impact of patient adherence and test performance on the cost-effectiveness of cervical cancer screening in developing countries: the case of Honduras. Womens Health Issues. 2010 Jan-Feb; 20(1):35-42. PMID: 19944623.
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  44. Perkins RB, Langrish S, Stern LJ, Simon CJ. A community-based education program about cervical cancer improves knowledge and screening behavior in Honduran women. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2007 Sep; 22(3):187-93. PMID: 18062853.
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  45. Perkins RB, Langrish SM, Stern LJ, Figueroa J, Simon CJ. Comparison of visual inspection and Papanicolau (PAP) smears for cervical cancer screening in Honduras: should PAP smears be abandoned? Trop Med Int Health. 2007 Sep; 12(9):1018-25. PMID: 17875013.
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  46. DeBernardo RL, Perkins RB, Littell RD, Krasner CN, Duska LR. Low-molecular-weight heparin (dalteparin) in women with gynecologic malignancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2005 May; 105(5 Pt 1):1006-11. PMID: 15863537.
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  47. Perkins RB, Hall JE, Martin KA. Aetiology, previous menstrual function and patterns of neuro-endocrine disturbance as prognostic indicators in hypothalamic amenorrhoea. Hum Reprod. 2001 Oct; 16(10):2198-205. PMID: 11574516.
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  48. Springer EA, Winzelberg AJ, Perkins R, Taylor CB. Effects of a body image curriculum for college students on improved body image. Int J Eat Disord. 1999 Jul; 26(1):13-20. PMID: 10349579.
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  49. Perkins RB, Hall JE, Martin KA. Neuroendocrine abnormalities in hypothalamic amenorrhea: spectrum, stability, and response to neurotransmitter modulation. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1999 Jun; 84(6):1905-11. PMID: 10372685.
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