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.

Boston University
BU-BMC Cancer Center

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

Cervical Cancer: PROGRESS for Prevention
07/01/2019 - 06/30/2023 (PI)
Moffitt Cancer Center American Cancer Soc

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on cervical cancer screening and management of abnormal results in underserved women
02/01/2021 - 01/31/2022 (PI)
American Cancer Society

IPA: Cervical Cancer Moonshot
11/04/2019 - 11/04/2021 (PI)
National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS National Cancer Inst

Improving Provider HPV Vaccine Conversations Through Education and Training
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2019 (PI)
American Cancer Soc

Improving Immunization Rates and Enhancing Prevention Through Partnerships with Providers
09/30/2014 - 09/30/2019 (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. Fowler ML, Wang D, Chia V, Handal-Orefice R, Latortue-Albino P, Mulekar S, White K, Perkins R. Management of Cervical Ectopic Pregnancies: A Scoping Review. Obstet Gynecol. 2021 Jul 01; 138(1):33-41. PMID: 34259461
  2. Wentzensen N, Clarke MA, Perkins RB. Impact of COVID-19 on cervical cancer screening: Challenges and opportunities to improving resilience and reduce disparities. Prev Med. 2021 10; 151:106596. PMID: 34217415; PMCID: PMC8241689; DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106596;
  3. Fisher-Borne M, Isher-Witt J, Comstock S, Perkins RB. Understanding COVID-19 impact on cervical, breast, and colorectal cancer screening among federally qualified healthcare centers participating in "Back on track with screening" quality improvement projects. Prev Med. 2021 10; 151:106681. PMID: 34217422; PMCID: PMC8241686; DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106681;
  4. Mills JM, Morgan JR, Dhaliwal A, Perkins RB. Eligibility for cervical cancer screening exit: Comparison of a national and safety net cohort. Gynecol Oncol. 2021 Aug; 162(2):308-314.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34090706
  5. Perkins RB, Foley S, Hassan A, Jansen E, Preiss S, Isher-Witt J, Fisher-Borne M. Impact of a Multilevel Quality Improvement Intervention Using National Partnerships on Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Rates. Acad Pediatr. 2021 May 20. PMID: 34023489
  6. Drainoni ML, Biancarelli D, Jansen E, Bernstein J, Joseph N, Eun TJ, Fenton AHTR, Clark JA, Hanchate A, Legler A, Schuch TJ, Leschly K, Perkins RB. Provider and Practice Experience Integrating the Dose-HPV Intervention into Clinical Practice. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2021 May 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33973928
  7. Fenton ATHR, Orefice C, Eun TJ, Biancarelli D, Hanchate A, Drainoni ML, Perkins RB. Effect of provider recommendation style on the length of adolescent vaccine discussions. Vaccine. 2021 02 05; 39(6):1018-1023.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33446387
  8. Perkins RB, Guido RL, Saraiya M, Sawaya GF, Wentzensen N, Schiffman M, Feldman S. Summary of Current Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening and Management of Abnormal Test Results: 2016-2020. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2021 01; 30(1):5-13. PMID: 33464997; PMCID: PMC8020523; DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2020.8918;
  9. Fuzzell LN, Perkins RB, Christy SM, Lake PW, Vadaparampil ST. Cervical cancer screening in the United States: Challenges and potential solutions for underscreened groups. Prev Med. 2021 03; 144:106400. PMID: 33388330
  10. Oliver K, Beskin K, Noonan L, Shah A, Perkins R, Humiston S. A Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2021 Jan-Feb; 6(1):e377. PMID: 33409429; PMCID: PMC7781351; DOI: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000377;
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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
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HPV vaccination/ cervical cancer screening/ health disparities
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