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Cervical Cancer Work Group

The Cervical Cancer Work Group is comprised of researchers, patient advocates, and experts in the space of cervical cancer. Members collaborate on research aimed at preventing cancer and eliminating cervical cancer disparities. Members also provide community and provider level education and training. To learn more about publications from the work group, visit  Our Research.



Dr. Sarah Feldman, MD, MPH

Dr. Feldman is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School where she is co- Director of Ambulatory Gynecologic Oncology and Director of the Center for Pre-Invasive Disease of the Lower Genital Tract at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Feldman oversees multiple research projects on cervical cancer prevention, including studies evaluating effective approaches to cervical cancer screening and management, in particular assessing the impact of recent guidelines and changes in care and their impact on cervical cancer prevalence. She also serves as Chair of the Cervical Cancer Work Group.

Dr. Rebecca Perkins, MD, MSc

Dr. Perkins is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Boston University School of Medicine, and a practicing gynecologist at Boston Medical Center.  Her career is dedicated to reducing health disparities in cervical cancer. Her current research focuses on improving utilization of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening guidelines.  Dr. Perkins is currently working on national projects related to HPV vaccination and cervical cancer prevention with the American Cancer Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, and ASCCP.  She is also a member of the  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable,  and the Presidents’ Cancer Panel.



Nancy Peña, OPN-CG, CMI, BS

Nancy Pena is a Patient Navigator at Dana-Farber and Brigham Women’s Cancer Center where she supports patients and develops protocols to engage patients to have direct access to their health care. She is Founder and Director of International Patient Navigation, an organization supporting low-income patient health through navigation in Guatemala.  And she is the producer and director of Colores Latinos, a local and online Spanish TV show to engage and educate the Hispanic community on health, education, and cultural topics; it broadcasts on 32 local channels in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Boston.


Eileen Lind, RN, MSN, CPNP

Eileen Lind is a Pediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner for the David B. Perini Quality of Life Clinic/Jimmy Fund Clinic at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is also the President and founder of Team Maureen, a non-profit organization educating the public about cervical cancer prevention, in memory of her sister who passed away from cervical cancer at the age of 37. Eileen has received numerous awards for her cancer prevention work. In 2017, she received the Massachusetts Immunization Action Partnership Award. In 2019, she received the most honored accolade from the New England American Cancer Society, the Sandra Labaree Award. In 2020, Eileen received the DFCI Volunteer Award for Community Service.




Kelly Welch

Kelly is the Executive Director of Team Maureen, a nonprofit organization based on Cape Cod, that is dedicated to ending cervical cancer by educating about the HPV-Cancer connection and the importance of prevention and early detection. Following a degree from Cornell, Kelly has worked in various education-focused nonprofits for nearly 20 years. She is part of the American Cancer Society (ACS) National HPV Roundtable, a member of the ASCCP’s Communication Work Group, on the planning committee for the Coalition’s HPV-related Cancer Summit, and a founding member of the Coalition.




Devan Carr, MPH

Devan is a Senior Community Outreach Specialist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she manages the HPV and Related Cancers Outreach Program. Devan received her MPH from the Yale School School of Public Health, where she worked on various HPV education programs, including HPV communication campaigns and provider training interventions. Devan partners with Kelly Welch to coordinate the Coalition work groups, organize events, and provide community health education.

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