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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 Immunization Rates and Enhancing Prevention Through Partnerships with Providers
09/30/2014 - 09/30/2019 (PI)
American Academy of Pediatrics CDC

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

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

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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  1. Guido R, Perkins RB, Smith KM. Should We Always Look Before We LEEP? A Discussion of the Pros and Cons of Colposcopic Biopsy Prior to Treatment. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2019 Apr; 23(2):147-150. PMID: 30817690.
  2. Eun TJ, Hanchate A, Fenton AT, Clark JA, Aurora MN, Drainoni ML, Perkins RB. Relative contributions of parental intention and provider recommendation style to HPV and meningococcal vaccine receipt. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2019 Mar 12; 1-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30862301.
  3. Jeronimo J, Perkins RB, Scalici J, Pierce JY. Should Self-Sampling Be an Option for Women in the United States? J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2019 Jan; 23(1):54-57. PMID: 30586018.
  4. Sobel L, O'Rourke-Suchoff D, Holland E, Remis K, Resnick K, Perkins R, Bell S. Pregnancy and Childbirth After Sexual Trauma: Patient Perspectives and Care Preferences. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Dec; 132(6):1461-1468.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30399100.
  5. Gupta A, Perkins RB, Ortega G, Feldman S, Villa A. Barrier use during oro-genital sex and oral Human Papillomavirus prevalence: Analysis of NHANES 2009-2014. Oral Dis. 2019 Mar; 25(2):609-616. PMID: 30367525.
  6. Moscicki AB, Perkins RB, Saville M, Brotherton JML. Should Cervical Cancer Screening be Performed Before the Age of 25 Years? J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2018 Oct; 22(4):348-351. PMID: 30169418.
  7. Feldman S, Cook E, Davis M, Gershman ST, Hanchate A, Haas JS, Perkins RB. Cervical Cancer Incidence Among Elderly Women in Massachusetts Compared With Younger Women. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2018 Oct; 22(4):314-317.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30256336.
  8. Perkins RB, Fisher-Borne M, Brewer NT. Engaging parents around vaccine confidence: proceedings from the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable meetings. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2018 Sep 06; 1-2. PMID: 30188782.
  9. Silver MI, Andrews J, Cooper CK, Gage JC, Gold MA, Khan MJ, Massad LS, Parvu V, Perkins RB, Schiffman M, Smith KM, Wentzensen N. Risk of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia 2 or Worse by Cytology, Human Papillomavirus 16/18, and Colposcopy Impression: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Sep; 132(3):725-735. PMID: 30095780.
  10. Kinney WK, Perkins RB, Sawaya GF. Equal Management of Equal Risks: What Should be Used as the Standard for Cervical Cancer Prevention? J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2018 Jul; 22(3):237-241. PMID: 29794532.
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HPV vaccination/ cervical cancer screening/ health disparities
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