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 3/4/2024

    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 Mar 04. PMID: 38436396.

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  • Published on 3/2/2024

    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.

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  • Published on 3/2/2024

    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.

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  • Published on 2/20/2024

    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 Feb 20. PMID: 38383228.

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  • Published on 1/27/2024

    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. PMID: 38279858.

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  • Published on 1/15/2024

    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.

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  • Published on 1/10/2024

    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.

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  • Published on 1/1/2024

    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.

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  • Published on 12/8/2023

    Ahmed SR, Befano B, Lemay A, Egemen D, Rodriguez AC, Angara S, Desai K, Jeronimo J, Antani S, Campos N, Inturrisi F, Perkins R, Kreimer A, Wentzensen N, Herrero R, Del Pino M, Quint W, de Sanjose S, Schiffman M, Kalpathy-Cramer J. Reproducible and clinically translatable deep neural networks for cervical screening. Sci Rep. 2023 Dec 08; 13(1):21772. PMID: 38066031.

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  • Published on 12/5/2023

    Perkins RB, Wentzensen N, Schiffman M. Primary HPV Screening vs Cotesting for Cervical Cancer-Reply. JAMA. 2023 Dec 05; 330(21):2121-2122. PMID: 38051330.

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