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 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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  • Published on 6/5/2023

    Wesselink AK, Lovett SM, Weinberg J, Geller RJ, Wang TR, Regan AK, Willis MD, Perkins RB, Yland JJ, Koenig MR, Rothman KJ, Hatch EE, Wise LA. COVID-19 vaccination and menstrual cycle characteristics: A prospective cohort study. Vaccine. 2023 Jun 29; 41(29):4327-4334. PMID: 37301706.

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  • Published on 5/25/2023

    Schiffman M, Mirabello L, Egemen D, Befano B, Xiao Y, Wentzensen N, Raine-Bennett T, Nayar R, Cheung LC, Rositch A, Beaty T, Perkins RB, de Sanjose S, Lorey T, Castle PE, Burk RD. The combined finding of HPV 16, 18, or 45 and cytologic Atypical Glandular Cells (AGC) indicates a greatly elevated risk of in situ and invasive cervical adenocarcinoma. Gynecol Oncol. 2023 Jul; 174:253-261. PMID: 37243996.

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  • Published on 5/23/2023

    Vadaparampil ST, Fuzzell LN, Brownstein NC, Fontenot HB, Lake P, Michel A, McIntyre M, Whitmer A, Perkins RB. A cross-sectional survey examining clinician characteristics, practices, and attitudes associated with adoption of the 2019 American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology risk-based management consensus guidelines. Cancer. 2023 Sep 01; 129(17):2671-2684. PMID: 37221653.

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  • Published on 5/23/2023

    Bednarczyk RA, Brewer NT, Gilkey MB, Zorn S, Perkins RB, Oliver K, Saslow D. Human papillomavirus vaccination at the first opportunity: An overview. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2023 Dec 31; 19(1):2213603. PMID: 37218520.

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  • Published on 5/19/2023

    O'Connor SK, Vanjani R, Cannon R, Dawson MB, Perkins R. General and reproductive healthcare experiences of formerly incarcerated women in the United States: a qualitative study. Int J Prison Health. 2023 May 19; ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print). PMID: 37198929.

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  • Published on 5/18/2023

    Zimmerman M, Zapata LP, Bachiller K, Devera JL, Hall TA, Casey SM, Pierre-Joseph N, Perkins RB. Comparison of attitudes toward routine maternal vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines among pregnant patients in an urban safety-net setting. J Natl Med Assoc. 2023 Aug; 115(4):362-376. PMID: 37210252.

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  • Published on 5/1/2023

    Perkins R, Mitchell E. Cervical cancer disparities. J Natl Med Assoc. 2023 May; 115(2S):S19-S25. PMID: 37202000.

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  • Published on 4/25/2023

    Perkins RB, Smith DL, Jeronimo J, Campos NG, Gage JC, Hansen N, Rodriguez AC, Cheung LC, Egemen D, Befano B, Novetsky AP, Martins S, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Inturrisi F, Ahmed SR, Marcus J, Wentzensen N, de Sanjose S, Schiffman M. Use of risk-based cervical screening programs in resource-limited settings. Cancer Epidemiol. 2023 Jun; 84:102369. PMID: 37105017.

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  • Published on 3/10/2023

    Tamlyn AL, Tjilos M, Bosch NA, Barnett KG, Perkins RB, Walkey A, Assoumou SA, Linas BP, Drainoni ML. At the intersection of trust and mistrust: A qualitative analysis of motivators and barriers to research participation at a safety-net hospital. Health Expect. 2023 Jun; 26(3):1118-1126. PMID: 36896842.

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