Rebecca B. Perkins, MD, MSc

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Rebecca Perkins
85 E. Concord St


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.

Other Positions

  • Member, BU-BMC Cancer Center, Boston University



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


  • Published on 7/23/2022

    Wesselink AK, Hatch EE, Rothman KJ, Wang TR, Willis MD, Yland J, Crowe HM, Geller RJ, Willis SK, Perkins RB, Regan AK, Levinson J, Mikkelsen EM, Wise LA. A Prospective Cohort Study of COVID-19 Vaccination, SARS-CoV-2 Infection, and Fertility. Am J Epidemiol. 2022 Jul 23; 191(8):1383-1395. PMID: 35051292.

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  • Published on 7/1/2022

    Egemen D, Perkins RB, Clarke MA, Guido R, Huh W, Saraiya M, Saslow D, Smith R, Unger ER, Garcia F, Wentzensen N, Cheung LC. Risk-Based Cervical Consensus Guidelines: Methods to Determine Management if Less Than 5 Years of Data Are Available. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2022 Jul 01; 26(3):195-201. PMID: 35763610.

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  • Published on 5/17/2022

    Perkins RB, Saslow D, Oliver K. Long-Term Effectiveness of Human Papillomavirus Vaccination: Implications for Future Reduction in Cancer. Ann Intern Med. 2022 Jul; 175(7):1037-1038. PMID: 35576588.

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  • Published on 4/21/2022

    Smith DL, Perkins RB. Low rates of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening: Challenges and opportunities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prev Med. 2022 Jun; 159:107070. PMID: 35461955.

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  • Published on 4/1/2022

    Saraiya M, Colbert J, Bhat GL, Almonte R, Winters DW, Sebastian S, O'Hanlon M, Meadows G, Nosal MR, Richards TB, Michaels M, Townsend JS, Miller JW, Perkins RB, Sawaya GF, Wentzensen N, White MC, Richardson LC. Computable Guidelines and Clinical Decision Support for Cervical Cancer Screening and Management to Improve Outcomes and Health Equity. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2022 Apr; 31(4):462-468. PMID: 35467443.

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  • Published on 4/1/2022

    Demarco M, Egemen D, Hyun N, Chen X, Moscicki AB, Cheung L, Carter-Pokras O, Hammer A, Gage JC, Clarke MA, Castle PE, Befano B, Chen J, Dallal C, He X, Desai K, Lorey T, Poitras N, Raine-Bennett TR, Perkins RB, Wentzensen N, Schiffman M. Contribution of Etiologic Cofactors to CIN3+ Risk Among Women With Human Papillomavirus-Positive Screening Test Results. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2022 Apr 01; 26(2):127-134. PMID: 35249974.

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  • Published on 2/8/2022

    Perkins RB, Werner C, Wentzensen N. What Contributes to Pregnancy Complications Among Women With Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia Grade 3? Ann Intern Med. 2022 02; 175(2):293-294. PMID: 35130047.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Casey SM, Jansen E, Drainoni ML, Schuch TJ, Leschly KS, Perkins RB. Long-Term Multilevel Intervention Impact on Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Rates Spanning the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2022 Jan 01; 26(1):13-19. PMID: 34928249.

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  • Published on 12/6/2021

    Aninye IO, Berry-Lawhorn JM, Blumenthal P, Felder T, Jay N, Merrill J, Messman JB, Nielsen S, Perkins R, Rowen T, Saslow D, Trimble CL, Smith-McCune K. Gaps and Opportunities to Improve Prevention of Human Papillomavirus-Related Cancers. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2021 12; 30(12):1667-1672. PMID: 34871035.

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  • Published on 10/9/2021

    Fuss TL, Devera JL, Pierre-Joseph N, Perkins RB. Attitudes and Communication Preferences for Vaccines among Pregnant Women Receiving Care at a Safety-net Hospital. Womens Health Issues. 2022 Jan-Feb; 32(1):67-73. PMID: 34635378.

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