Rebecca B. Perkins, MD, MSc
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology

MD, Harvard Medical School
MSc, Boston University School of Public Health

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.

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Boston Medical Center
Obstetrics & Gynecology

2011 BMC: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology-Merck Adolescent Health Research Award
2007 BMC: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology-Merck Adolescent Health Research Award

Improving Provider HPV Vaccine Conversations Through Education and Training
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2018 (PI)
American Cancer Soc

Improving Immunization Rates and Enhancing Prevention Through Partnerships with Providers
09/30/2014 - 09/29/2017 (PI)
American Academy of Pediatrics CDC

Provider Education to improve HPV Vaccine Use
07/01/2009 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
American Cancer Soc

Clarifying the effects of race and socioeconomic status on disparities in HPV vaccination rates
09/01/2012 - 08/31/2014 (PI)
1U01 IP000636-01

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  1. Perkins RB, Lin M, Wallington SF, Hanchate A. Impact of Number of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Doses on Genital Warts Diagnoses Among a National Cohort of U.S. Adolescents. Sex Transm Dis. 2017 Jun; 44(6):365-370.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28499288.
  2. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27607866; DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001615;.
  3. 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; PMCID: PMC4918507; DOI: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000458;.
  4. Perkins RB. HPV vaccination: Clinical potential, implementation challenges, and future directions. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 Jun 02; 12(6):1327-31. PMID: 27294609; PMCID: PMC4964715; DOI: 10.1080/21645515.2016.1177680;.
  5. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27152418; PMCID: PMC4964731; DOI: 10.1080/21645515.2016.1150394;.
  6. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26934421; PMCID: PMC4964627; DOI: 10.1080/21645515.2016.1140289;.
  7. 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; PMCID: PMC4964649; DOI: 10.1080/21645515.2015.1132963;.
  8. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26810765; PMCID: PMC4964719; DOI: 10.1080/21645515.2015.1118594;.
  9. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26937318; DOI: 10.7453/gahmj.2015.094;.
  10. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27269494; DOI: 10.1016/S0027-9684(15)30028-6;.
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HPV vaccination/ cervical cancer screening/ health disparities
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