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Rebecca Luckett, M.D.


Dr. Rebecca Luckett is an Obstetrician Gynecologist at BIDMC and at Princess Marina Hospital in Botswana. She is an Instructor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Botswana.

She completed her Medical Degree and Masters in Public Health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine before pursuing her residency at the combined Brigham and Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals, where she also served as Administrative Chief Resident.

Her academic interests include cervical cancer screening and treatment and medical education in the global context. Her global health experience includes clinical training, public health programming, and implementation research. Her current work in Botswana is focused on building medical training programs, improving the quality of women’s cervical cancer screening services, and supervising US-based OBGYN residents in global health rotations.

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  1. Grover S, Ning MS, Bale M, Lichter KE, Shah S, Bvochora-Nsingo M, Chiyapo S, Balang D, McGinnis GJ, Ralefala T, Moloi T, Luckett R, Ramogola-Masire D, Robertson ES, Zetola NM. Chemoradiation versus radiation alone in stage IIIB cervical cancer patients with or without human immunodeficiency virus. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2021 Sep; 31(9):1220-1227. PMID: 34312220.
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  2. Fennell C, Diseko M, Zash R, Mayondi G, Mabuta J, Mmalane M, Davey S, Luckett R, Morroni C, Dintwa EN, Lockman S, Makhema J, Caniglia E, Shapiro R. The Impact of Syndromic Management of Vaginal Discharge Syndrome on Adverse Birth Outcomes in Botswana. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Aug; 8(8):ofab366. PMID: 34381845.
  3. Friebel-Klingner TM, Luckett R, Bazzett-Matabele L, Ralefala TB, Monare B, Nassali MN, Ramogola-Masire D, Bvochora M, Mitra N, Wiebe D, Rebbeck TR, McCarthy AM, Grover S. Clinical and sociodemographic factors associated with late stage cervical cancer diagnosis in Botswana. BMC Womens Health. 2021 07 06; 21(1):267. PMID: 34229672.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  4. Johnson KM, Zash R, Modest AM, Luckett R, Diseko M, Mmalane M, Makhema J, Ramogola-Masire D, Wylie BJ, Shapiro R. Anti-hypertensive use for non-severe gestational hypertension in Botswana: A case-control study. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2021 Jul 01. PMID: 34196980.
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  5. Zash R, Caniglia EC, Diseko M, Mayondi G, Mabuta J, Luckett R, Hofmeyr GJ, Morroni C, Ramogola-Masire D, Williams PL, Zera C, Wylie BJ, Makhema J, Lockman S, Shapiro RL. Maternal weight and birth outcomes among women on antiretroviral treatment from conception in a birth surveillance study in Botswana. J Int AIDS Soc. 2021 Jun; 24(6):e25763. PMID: 34176240.
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  6. Luckett R, Painter H, Hacker MR, Simon B, Seiphetlheng A, Erlinger A, Eakin C, Moyo S, Kyokunda LT, Esselen K, Feldman S, Morroni C, Ramogola-Masire D. Persistence and clearance of high-risk human papillomavirus and cervical dysplasia at 1 year in women living with human immunodeficiency virus: a prospective cohort study. BJOG. 2021 May 18. PMID: 34008294.
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  7. Davey S, Bazzett-Matabele L, Monare B, Seiphetleng A, Ramontshonyana G, Vuylsteke P, Chiyapo S, Luckett R, Ramogola-Masire D, Grover S. Gynecologic Cancer: New and Follow-Up Patient Appointments in Botswana During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JCO Glob Oncol. 2021 04; 7:453-454. PMID: 33822642.
    Citations:    Translation:Humans
  8. Caniglia EC, Magosi LE, Zash R, Diseko M, Mayondi G, Mabuta J, Powis K, Dryden-Peterson S, Mosepele M, Luckett R, Makhema J, Mmalane M, Lockman S, Shapiro R. Modest reduction in adverse birth outcomes following the COVID-19 lockdown. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021 06; 224(6):615.e1-615.e12. PMID: 33347842.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  9. Caniglia EC, Shapiro R, Diseko M, Wylie BJ, Zera C, Davey S, Isaacson A, Mayondi G, Mabuta J, Luckett R, Makhema J, Mmalane M, Lockman S, Zash R. Weight gain during pregnancy among women initiating dolutegravir in Botswana. EClinicalMedicine. 2020 Dec; 29-30:100615. PMID: 33437946.
    Citations: 2     
  10. Powell BL, Luckett R, Bekele A, Chao TE. Sex Disparities in the Global Burden of Surgical Disease. World J Surg. 2020 07; 44(7):2139-2143. PMID: 32189033.
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  11. Painter H, Erlinger A, Simon B, Morroni C, Ramogola-Masire D, Luckett R. Impact of cervicitis on performance of cervical cancer screening using HRHPV testing and visual evaluation in women living with HIV in Botswana. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2020 10; 151(1):144-146. PMID: 32449207.
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  12. Luckett R, Mogowa N, Li HJ, Erlinger A, Hacker MR, Esselen K, Feldman S, Shapiro R, Morroni C, Ramogola-Masire D. Performance of Two-Stage Cervical Cancer Screening With Primary High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Testing in Women Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 10; 134(4):840-849. PMID: 31503167.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  13. Elliott T, Kohler RE, Monare B, Moshashane N, Ramontshonyana K, Muthoga C, Wynn A, Howett R, Luckett R, Morroni C, Ramogola-Masire D. Performance of vaginal self-sampling for human papillomavirus testing among women living with HIV in Botswana. Int J STD AIDS. 2019 10; 30(12):1169-1176. PMID: 31558129.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  14. Luckett R, Barak T, Anderson S, Kalenga K, Johnson K, Molina RL, Clune E, Mmalane M, Makhema J, Ricciotti HA, Scott J. Promoting Health Equity Through Purposeful Design and Professionalization of Resident Global Health Electives in Obstetrics and Gynecology. J Surg Educ. 2019 Nov - Dec; 76(6):1594-1604. PMID: 31160212.
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  15. Grover S, MacDuffie EC, Wang Q, Bvochora-Nsingo M, Bhatia RK, Balang D, Chiyapo SP, Luckett R, Ramogola-Masire D, Dryden-Peterson SL, Lin LL, Shin SS, Zetola NM. HIV infection is not associated with the initiation of curative treatment in women with cervical cancer in Botswana. Cancer. 2019 05 15; 125(10):1645-1653. PMID: 30801696.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Molina RL, Ricciotti H, Chie L, Luckett R, Wylie BJ, Woolcock E, Scott J. Creating a Culture of Micro-Affirmations to Overcome Gender-Based Micro-Inequities in Academic Medicine. Am J Med. 2019 07; 132(7):785-787. PMID: 30716299.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Luckett R, Kalenga K, Liu F, Esselen K, Awtrey C, Mmalane M, Moloi T, Ricciotti H, Grover S. Pilot of an International Collaboration to Build Capacity to Provide Gynecologic Oncology Surgery in Botswana. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2018 11; 28(9):1807-1811. PMID: 30308556.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. St Laurent J, Luckett R, Feldman S. HPV vaccination and the effects on rates of HPV-related cancers. Curr Probl Cancer. 2018 09; 42(5):493-506. PMID: 30041818.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  19. Peluso MJ, Tapela N, Langeveldt J, Williams ME, Mochankana K, Motseosi K, Ricci B, Rodman A, Haverkamp C, Haverkamp M, Maoto R, Luckett R, Prozesky D, Nkomazana O, Barak T. Building Health System Capacity through Medical Education: A Targeted Needs Assessment to Guide Development of a Structured Internal Medicine Curriculum for Medical Interns in Botswana. Ann Glob Health. 2018 04 30; 84(1):151-159. PMID: 30873812.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Peluso MJ, Luckett R, Mantzor S, Bedada AG, Saleeb P, Haverkamp M, Mosepele M, Haverkamp C, Maoto R, Prozesky D, Tapela N, Nkomazana O, Barak T. Correction to: Strengthening medical training programmes by focusing on professional transitions: a national bridging programme to prepare medical school graduates for their role as medical interns in Botswana. BMC Med Educ. 2018 03 27; 18(1):56. PMID: 29587735.
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  21. Peluso MJ, Luckett R, Mantzor S, Bedada AG, Saleeb P, Haverkamp M, Mosepele M, Haverkamp C, Maoto R, Prozesky D, Tapela N, Nkomazana O, Barak T. Strengthening medical training programmes by focusing on professional transitions: a national bridging programme to prepare medical school graduates for their role as medical interns in Botswana. BMC Med Educ. 2017 Dec 21; 17(1):261. PMID: 29268729.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Molina R, Boatin A, Farid H, Luckett R, Neo D, Ricciotti H, Scott J. Creating Flexible and Sustainable Work Models for Academic Obstetrician-Gynecologists Engaged in Global Health Work. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 10; 130(4):843-851. PMID: 28885424.
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  23. Johnson KM, Zash R, Haviland MJ, Hacker MR, Luckett R, Diseko M, Mayondi G, Shapiro R. Hypertensive disease in pregnancy in Botswana: Prevalence and impact on perinatal outcomes. Pregnancy Hypertens. 2016 Oct; 6(4):418-422. PMID: 27939493.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Luckett R, Feldman S. Will HPV vaccination affect cervical cancer morbidity and mortality world-wide? Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 06 02; 12(6):1373-4. PMID: 27104494.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  25. Luckett R, Mugizi R, Lopes S, Etossi RC, Allan R. The Role of Laboratory Supervision in Improving the Quality of Malaria Diagnosis: A Pilot Study in Huambo, Angola. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Mar; 94(3):659-62. PMID: 26711510.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Luckett R, Feldman S. Impact of 2-, 4- and 9-valent HPV vaccines on morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 06 02; 12(6):1332-42. PMID: 26588179.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Luckett R, Pena N, Vitonis A, Bernstein MR, Feldman S. Effect of patient navigator program on no-show rates at an academic referral colposcopy clinic. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Jul; 24(7):608-15. PMID: 26173000.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Luckett R, Rodriguez W, Katz D. Babesiosis in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Aug; 124(2 Pt 2 Suppl 1):419-422. PMID: 25004307.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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