Rebecca B. Perkins, MD, MSc
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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

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.

Boston University
BU-BMC Cancer Center

Conversational Agents to Improve HPV Vaccine Acceptance in Primary Care
09/01/2022 - 06/30/2027 (PI)
Tufts Medical Center National Cancer Inst

Community-based design and evaluation of a Conversational Agent to Promote SARS-COV2 Vaccination in Black Churches
04/23/2021 - 01/31/2025 (PI)
Northeastern University National Institute o

IPA: Cervical Cancer Moonshot
11/04/2019 - 11/03/2024 (PI)
National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS

Cervical Cancer: PROGRESS for Prevention
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2024 (PI)
Moffitt Cancer Center American Cancer Soci

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on cervical cancer screening and management of abnormal results in underserved women
02/01/2021 - 07/31/2023 (PI)
American Cancer Society

Improving Provider HPV Vaccine Conversations Through Education and Training
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2019 (PI)
American Cancer Society

BMC subcontract to the American Academy of Pediatrics
09/30/2014 - 09/30/2019 (PI)
American Academy of Pediatrics Centers for Disease

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)
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  1. Fontenot HB, Fuzzell L, Brownstein NC, Lake P, Michel A, Vadaparampil ST, Perkins RB. Health Care Provider Willingness to Recommend Self-collected Tests for Human Papillomavirus: A Mixed Methods Examination of Associated Factors. Womens Health Issues. 2024 Jul 02. PMID: 38960815
  2. Michel AD, Fontenot HB, Fuzzell L, Brownstein NC, Lake P, Vadaparampil ST, Perkins RB. Attitudes toward the American Cancer Society's 2020 cervical cancer screening guidelines: A qualitative study of a national sample of US clinicians. Cancer. 2024 Jul 01; 130(13):2325-2338. PMID: 38436396
  3. Clarke MA, Wentzensen N, Perkins RB, Garcia F, Arrindell D, Chelmow D, Cheung LC, Darragh TM, Egemen D, Guido R, Huh W, Locke A, Lorey TS, Nayar R, Risley C, Saslow D, Smith RA, Unger ER, Massad LS. Recommendations for Use of p16/Ki67 Dual Stain for Management of Individuals Testing Positive for Human Papillomavirus. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2024 Apr 01; 28(2):124-130. PMID: 38446575
  4. Wentzensen N, Garcia F, Clarke MA, Massad LS, Cheung LC, Egemen D, Guido R, Huh W, Saslow D, Smith RA, Unger ER, Perkins RB. Enduring Consensus Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening and Management: Introduction to the Scope and Process. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2024 Apr 01; 28(2):117-123. PMID: 38446573
  5. Perkins RB, Fuzzell L, Lake P, Brownstein NC, Fontenot HB, Michel A, Whitmer A, Vadaparampil ST. Factors Associated With Guideline-concordant and Excessive Cervical Cancer Screening: A Mixed Methods Study. Womens Health Issues. 2024; 34(3):257-267. PMID: 38383228
  6. Zimmerman M, Zapata LP, Bachiller K, Devera JL, Hall TA, Casey SM, Perkins RB, Pierre-Joseph N. Attitudes Toward Routine Vaccines and COVID-19 Vaccines Among Parents of Infants and Toddlers in an Urban Safety-Net Setting. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2024 Jan 27; 99228231224168.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38279858
  7. de Sanjosé S, Perkins RB, Campos N, Inturrisi F, Egemen D, Befano B, Rodriguez AC, Jerónimo J, Cheung LC, Desai K, Han P, Novetsky AP, Ukwuani A, Marcus J, Ahmed SR, Wentzensen N, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Schiffman M. Design of the HPV-automated visual evaluation (PAVE) study: Validating a novel cervical screening strategy. Elife. 2024 Jan 15; 12. PMID: 38224340; PMCID: PMC10945624; DOI: 10.7554/eLife.91469;
  8. Egemen D, Perkins RB, Cheung LC, Befano B, Rodriguez AC, Desai K, Lemay A, Ahmed SR, Antani S, Jeronimo J, Wentzensen N, Kalpathy-Cramer J, De Sanjose S, Schiffman M. Artificial intelligence-based image analysis in clinical testing: lessons from cervical cancer screening. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2024 Jan 10; 116(1):26-33. PMID: 37758250; PMCID: PMC10777665; DOI: 10.1093/jnci/djad202;
  9. Bachiller K, Devera JL, Zapata LP, Zimmerman M, Hall TA, Casey SM, Pierre-Joseph N, Perkins RB. Attitudes towards Telemedicine among Pregnant People and Parents of Toddlers in an Urban Safety-net Setting. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2024; 35(2):636-657.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38828586
  10. Perkins RB, Guido RS, Castle PE, Chelmow D, Einstein MH, Garcia F, Huh WK, Kim JJ, Moscicki AB, Nayar R, Saraiya M, Sawaya GF, Wentzensen N, Schiffman M. 2019 ASCCP Risk-Based Management Consensus Guidelines: Updates Through 2023. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2024 Jan 01; 28(1):3-6. PMID: 38117563; PMCID: PMC10755815; DOI: 10.1097/LGT.0000000000000788;
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New study supports expanded access to HPV testing via self-collection

News Medical 7/3/2024

Exploring Health-Care Provider Attitudes Toward HPV Self-Collection Testing

ASCO Post 7/3/2024

Study finds health care providers would recommend human papillomavirus self-collection

Medical Xpress 7/2/2024


27 and Older? You Can Still Get Your HPV Vaccine

Health News 2/5/2024

Health Care Workers Identify Causes of Burnout, Potential Solutions

Integrated Healthcare Executive 6/30/2023

COVID-19 Pandemic has Exacerbated Burnout Among Health Care Workers, Study Finds

HCP Live 6/16/2023

A cross-sectional survey examining clinician characteristics, practices, and attitudes associated with adoption of the 2019 American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology risk-based management consensus guidelines.

Physician's Weekly 5/29/2023

HPV Vaccine Effectiveness Dependent on Age at Receipt

Medscape 11/7/2022

Impact of HPV Vaccination in US is Rising, and Herd Immunity is Getting Stronger, According to New Research

Patient Care Online 8/4/2022

HPV 'Herd Immunity' Now Helping Vaccinated, Unvaccinated Women

HealthDay 5/17/2022

Benefits of HPV Immunization Spilling Over to the Unvaxxed

Medpage Today 5/16/2022

HPV Strains Covered by the Vaccine Have Declined Greatly in the US

Medscape 5/16/2022

Pediatricians: HPV vaccine for preteens offers protection from cancer

Boston Herald 4/29/2022

New Online Tool Helps Women Assess Their Cervical Cancer Risk

HealthCity 3/8/2022

Pregnancy outcomes improving after treatment for high-grade cervical neoplasia

MD Edge 2/9/2022

Did Improved Treatment for Cervical Abnormalities Affect Birth Outcomes?

MedPage Today 2/7/2022

Could COVID Pandemic and Vaccine Hesitancy Let HPV, Polio, and Measles Return?

BU Today 1/13/2022

A New Study Pinpoints Motivating Factors for Pregnant Women to Get Vaccines

Health City 12/30/2021

Should kids start getting the HPV vaccine before age 11?

Futurity 12/21/2021

Pregnant women respond best to vaccine messages focused on infant protection

Healio 12/1/2021

Best Practices for Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy Among Pregnant Women

Patient Engagement HIT 12/1/2021

Inadequate Cervical Cancer Screening Puts Women 65 and Older at Risk

HealthCity 6/17/2021

Most Older Women Do Not Meet Criteria to Stop Cervical Cancer Screening

MedPage Today 6/10/2021

Study Shows Inadequate Screening for Older Women May Contribute to High Cancer Rates and Mortality

Onco'Zine 6/8/2021

Two Thirds of Women Do Not Meet Cervical Cancer Screening Exit Criteria

Obstetrics & Gynecology Consultant 6/3/2021

ASCCP guidelines prioritize risk for management of abnormal screenings

Contemporary OB/GYN 5/1/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Two-Dose Completion Is Crucial for Public Health

HealthCity 3/18/2021

Provider Language Choice Associated with Higher Vaccination Rates

HealthCity 1/14/2021

Study: Higher Vaccine Rates Associated with Indicative Language by Provider, More Efficient

Pharmacy Times 1/14/2021

Clear Prompts Can Improve Vaccination Rates, Patient Satisfaction

Patient Engagement HIT 1/14/2021

How To Make Sure People Come Back For Their Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

FiveThirtyEight 12/10/2020

New ASCCP consensus guidelines for managing abnormal cervical cancer screening test results

Contemporary OB/GYN 10/26/2020

New Guidance for Testing of Minimal Abnormalities Detected in Cervical Cancer Screening

Cancer Network 10/18/2020

ASCCP issues new guidelines for managing abnormal results on cervical cancer screening

News Medical 6/26/2020

Multilevel Interventions May Boost HPV Vaccination Rates

Oncology Nurse Advisor 6/24/2020

Research Finds Multilevel Interventions Improve HPV Vaccination Rates of Series Initiation, Completionation, Completion

Pharmacy Times 6/19/2020

How To Improve HPV Vaccination Rates For Everyone

Precision Vaccinations: 6/17/2020

Letters: Faulting the U.S. Response to the Coronavirus

The New York Times 3/3/2020

The ABCs of HPV

Elemental 7/23/2019

Is Power Morcellation a Bigger Problem Than We Thought?

Outpatient Surgery 11/30/2015

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
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HPV vaccination/ cervical cancer screening/ health disparities
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