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Rebecca Luckett, M.D.

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Dr. Rebecca Luckett is an Obstetrician Gynecologist at BIDMC and at Princess Marina Hospital in Botswana. She is an Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School and the Assistant Programme Director of OBGYN 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 and improving the quality of women’s cervical cancer screening.

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Available: 08/01/22, Expires: 07/31/25

Causes of maternal morbidity and mortality are multifactorial and identifying effective interventions to improve perinatal care in order to reduce avoidable maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality is challenging. Measurement of the impact of such interventions is equally challenging. Building on the infrastructure of the Tsepamo Birth Outcomes Surveillance Study, the Safe Birth Study was designed to better understand maternal morbidity and mortality in Botswana. The pilot study was launched in November of 2021 with the aim of better understanding baseline maternal morbidity and mortality at Princess Marina Hospital, collecting additional observational data around mode of delivery, delivery complications, perinatal medical complications, and extraordinary interventions. Baseline data and ongoing surveillance will enable the design and evaluation of quality improvement interventions aimed at reducing maternal near-miss and maternal mortality. Students would have the opportunity to participate in on-going data collection, analysis and have the opportunity to develop their own research questions from the data set.

Available: 08/01/22, Expires: 07/31/25

This HPV-based cervical cancer screening study was started in 2018 with the aim of improving cervical cancer screening by evaluating cancer screening algorithms using primary HPV testing followed by standard-of-care and novel triage strategies in women in Botswana. Thus far, the study has evaluated HPV followed by Pap Smear, visual inspection with acetic acid, colposcopy, and automated visual evaluation. Over the past year, there has been on-going recruitment of a cohort of 3000 women in South East District. A total of 2870 women have been enrolled to date. Interval follow-up of the women living with HIV in the cohort is planned at 2 and 3 year intervals, and will begin in March 2023. Data from this study will provide critical effectiveness and implementation data to guide HPV-based screening programs in the region. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own research questions and carry out their project and analysis. Students who travel to Botswana will have the opportunity to participate in day-to-day research activities, understanding considerations for how to implement clinical research in LMICs.


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  1. Grover S, George J, Tuli S, Lichter K, Bhatia R, Monare B, Chinniah G, Bazzett-Matabele L, Bvochora-Nsingo M, Chiyapo S, Balang D, Ralefala T, Vuylsteke P, Luckett R, Shin S, Zetola N, Ramogola-Masire D. Stage and outcomes of invasive cervical cancer patients in Botswana: A prospective cohort study from 2013 to 2020. Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2022 Dec; 44:101094. PMID: 36337265; PMCID: PMC9634011.
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  2. Grover S, Luckett R, Bhatia RK, Ralefala T, Seiphetlheng A, Ramogola-Masire D, Monare B, Bazzett-Matabele L, Schmeler K, Gaolebale PA. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy and less invasive surgery for the management of early stage cervical cancer: A brief report from Botswana. Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2022 Aug; 42:101032. PMID: 35782102; PMCID: PMC9240358.
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  3. Rendle KA, Ramogola-Masire D, Monare B, Ogden SN, Toneff HK, Saia CA, Wainwright JV, Friebel-Klingner TM, Bazzett-Matabele L, Bhatia R, Bonner N, Ralefala TB, Vuylsteke P, Luckett R, Grover S. Patient perspectives on delays in cervical cancer screening and follow-up care in Botswana: a mixed methods study. BMC Womens Health. 2022 05 28; 22(1):195. PMID: 35643491; PMCID: PMC9148477.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Ramogola-Masire D, McClung N, Mathoma A, Gargano JW, Nyepetsi NG, Querec TD, Onyekwuluje J, Mine M, Morroni C, Luckett R, Markowitz LE. Human papillomavirus prevalence in male and female university students in Gaborone, Botswana. Epidemiol Infect. 2022 Apr 06; 1-25. PMID: 35382907; PMCID: PMC9102060.
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  5. Ramogola-Masire D, Grover S, Mathoma A, Monare B, Gabaitiri L, Bazzett-Matabele L, Hofmeyr G, Morroni C, Luckett R. Support for lowering cervical cancer screening age to 25 for women living with HIV: retrospective cross-sectional programmatic data from Botswana. BMC Womens Health. 2022 04 02; 22(1):100. PMID: 35366863; PMCID: PMC8976959.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. McClung N, Mathoma A, Gargano JW, Nyepetsi NG, Querec TD, Onyekwuluje J, Mine M, Morroni C, Luckett R, Markowitz LE, Ramogola-Masire D. HPV prevalence among young adult women living with and without HIV in Botswana for future HPV vaccine impact monitoring. BMC Infect Dis. 2022 Feb 22; 22(1):176. PMID: 35193517; PMCID: PMC8862300.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  7. Ramogola-Masire D, Luckett R, Dreyer G. Progress and challenges in human papillomavirus and cervical cancer in southern Africa. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2022 02 01; 35(1):49-54. PMID: 34873079.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  8. Isaacson A, Diseko M, Mayondi G, Mabuta J, Davey S, Mmalane M, Makhema J, Jacobson DL, Luckett R, Shapiro RL, Zash R. Prevalence and outcomes of twin pregnancies in Botswana: a national birth outcomes surveillance study. BMJ Open. 2021 10 21; 11(10):e047553. PMID: 34675010; PMCID: PMC8532549.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. MacDuffie E, Sakamuri S, Luckett R, Wang Q, Bvochara-Nsingo M, Monare B, Bazzett-Matabele L, Moloi T, Ralefala T, Ramogola-Masire D, Shin SS, Zetola NM, Grover S. Vulvar cancer in Botswana in women with and without HIV infection: patterns of treatment and survival outcomes. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2021 10; 31(10):1328-1334. PMID: 34493586; PMCID: PMC8675890.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. 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 09; 31(9):1220-1227. PMID: 34312220; PMCID: PMC8675879.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. 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. 2022 Mar; 156(3):481-487. PMID: 34196980; PMCID: PMC8855659.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. 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; PMCID: PMC8351807.
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  13. 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; PMCID: PMC8259023.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  14. 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 11; 128(12):1986-1996. PMID: 34008294; PMCID: PMC8497414.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  15. 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 06; 24(6):e25763. PMID: 34176240; PMCID: PMC8236225.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. 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:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  17. 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; PMCID: PMC7817370.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  18. 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; PMCID: PMC7788432.
    Citations: 7     
  19. 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.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  20. 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.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  21. 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; PMCID: PMC6768725.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  22. 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; PMCID: PMC7179768.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  23. 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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  24. 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; PMCID: PMC6486450.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. 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
  26. 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; PMCID: PMC6221384.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. 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: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  28. 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; PMCID: PMC6748212.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. 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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  30. 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: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. 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.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. 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: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. 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: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  34. 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; PMCID: PMC4775904.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. 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: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. 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: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Luckett R, Rodriguez W, Katz D. Babesiosis in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Aug; 124(2 Pt 2 Suppl 1):419-422. PMID: 25004307.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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