Carolina Abuelo, MD, MSc

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: (617) 724-8135


cabuelo@partners.org

Carolina Abuelo, MD, MSc

Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Instructor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Primary Care Physician, Charlestown Community Health Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

Dr. Carolina Abuelo's research interests revolve around Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and cancer screening in general. She has carried out studies of cervical cancer screening with HPV self swabs as well as HPV vaccination interventions in Peru. She also has an interest in colposcopy which developed after her experience with HPV in HIV positive women. Thanks to a Kraft fellowship, Dr. Abuelo recently worked on patient navigation to increase uptake of colorectal cancer screening in populations with health care disparities in Charlestown. A bilingual health care provider, Dr. Abuelo is now working to improve uptake of cervical cancer screening in Charlestown. She hopes to study efforts to expand patient navigation and thereby reduce disparities in screening and linkage to care.

Publications

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  • Abuelo CE, Levinson KL, Salmeron J, Sologuren CV, Fernandez MJ, Belinson JL. The Peru Cervical Cancer Screening Study (PERCAPS): the design and implementation of a mother/daughter screen, treat, and vaccinate program in the Peruvian jungle. J Community Health 2014; 39:409-15. PubMed
  • Levinson KL, Abuelo C, Salmeron J, Chyung E, Zou J, Belinson SE, Wang G, Ortiz CS, Vallejos CS, Belinson JL. The Peru Cervical Cancer Prevention Study (PERCAPS): the technology to make screening accessible. Gynecol Oncol 2013; 129:318-23. PubMed
  • Levinson KL, Abuelo C, Chyung E, Salmeron J, Belinson SE, Sologuren CV, Ortiz CS, Vallejos MJ, Belinson JL. The Peru cervical cancer prevention study (PERCAPS): community-based participatory research in Manchay, Peru. Int J Gynecol Cancer 2012; 23:141-7. PubMed