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 10/9/2023

    de Sanjose S, Perkins RB, Campos NG, Inturrisi F, Egemen D, Befano B, Rodriguez AC, Jeronimo J, Cheung LC, Desai KT, 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. medRxiv. 2023 Oct 09. PMID: 37693492.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/1/2023

    Bloom JC, Kaufmann N, Koss S, Edwards HA, Perkins RB, Faden DL. Deciphering Knowledge and Opinions of Human Papillomavirus and Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Facilitation of Point-of-Care Vaccination in Adults. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023 Oct 01; 149(10):870-877. PMID: 37651109.

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  • Published on 9/29/2023

    Inturrisi F, de Sanjosé S, Desai KT, Dagnall C, Egemen D, Befano B, Rodriguez AC, Jeronimo JA, Zuna RE, Hoffman A, Farhat Nozzari S, Walker JL, Perkins RB, Wentzensen N, Palefsky JM, Schiffman M. A rapid HPV typing assay to support global cervical cancer screening and risk-based management: A cross-sectional study. Int J Cancer. 2023 Sep 29. PMID: 37772799.

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  • Published on 9/27/2023

    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. AI-based image analysis in clinical testing: lessons from cervical cancer screening. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2023 Sep 27. PMID: 37758250.

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  • Published on 9/4/2023

    Fuzzell L, Lake P, Brownstein NC, Fontenot HB, Whitmer A, Michel A, McIntyre M, Rossi SL, Kajtezovic S, Vadaparampil ST, Perkins R. Examining the perceived impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cervical cancer screening practices among clinicians practicing in Federally Qualified Health Centers: A mixed methods study. Elife. 2023 Sep 04; 12. PMID: 37664989.

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  • Published on 9/1/2023

    Fuzzell L, Brownstein NC, Fontenot HB, Lake PW, Michel A, Whitmer A, Rossi SL, McIntyre M, Vadaparampil ST, Perkins RB. Examining the association of clinician characteristics with perceived changes in cervical cancer screening and colposcopy practice during the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed methods assessment. Elife. 2023 Sep 01; 12. PMID: 37656169.

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  • Published on 8/22/2023

    Ghosh S, Fantes J, Leschly K, Mazul J, Perkins RB. Electronic data review, client reminders, and expanded clinic hours for improving cervical cancer screening rates after the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns: A multicomponent quality improvement program. Elife. 2023 Aug 22; 12. PMID: 37606365.

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  • Published on 8/8/2023

    Perkins RB, Wentzensen N, Guido RS, Schiffman M. Cervical Cancer Screening: A Review. JAMA. 2023 Aug 08; 330(6):547-558. PMID: 37552298.

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  • Published on 7/25/2023

    Guido R, Perkins RB. Management of Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Test: A Risk-based Approach. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Sep 01; 66(3):478-499. PMID: 37650663.

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  • Published on 6/8/2023

    Burrowes SAB, Casey SM, Pierre-Joseph N, Talbot SG, Hall T, Christian-Brathwaite N, Del-Carmen M, Garofalo C, Lundberg B, Mehta PK, Mottl-Santiago J, Schechter-Perkins EM, Weber A, Yarrington CD, Perkins RB. COVID-19 pandemic impacts on mental health, burnout, and longevity in the workplace among healthcare workers: A mixed methods study. J Interprof Educ Pract. 2023 Sep; 32:100661. PMID: 37305404.

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