Staff Profiles

Dr. Rebecca Luckett


Faculty of Medicine

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Assistant Programme Director

Location: SKMTH/F1051
Phone: 3555598
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Dr. Luckett graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame before pursuing her Master of Public Health and medical degree at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at the Harvard Integrated Residency Program.

Rebecca Luckett, M.D., M.P.H., is the Assistant Programme Director and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) at the University of Botswana. Her primary appointment is at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and she is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Luckett conducts most of her clinical work in Botswana, where she has a broad generalist practice. She also spends 6 weeks per year at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center conducting clinical care and participating in medical education.




An active educator, Dr. Luckett facilitated the development the first ever OBGYN residency training program at the University of Botswana, and participates in resident and undergraduate medical education. She has also worked to improve intern education at the district level. She spearheads a four-week international clinical elective for US-based OBGYN residents in Botswana and serves as a mentor for OBGYN residents and medical students.

Cervical cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment

Medical education

As the APD, Dr. Luckett is principally responsible for MMed residency training.

Luckett R, et al. Pilot of an international collaboration to build capacity to provide gynecologic oncology surgery in Botswana. Int J Gynecol Can, 2018; 28(9): 1807-11.

Luckett R, et al. Performance of two-stage cervical cancer screening strategies utilizing primary hrHPV testing for women living with HIV. Obstet Gynecol, 2019;134(4):840-849.

Luckett R, et al. Promoting health equity through purposeful design and professionalization of resident global health electives in Obstetrics and Gynecology. J Surg Educ 2019;76(6). 

Luckett R, et al. Development and launch of the first Obstetrics and Gynaecology Master of Medicine residency training programme in Botswana. BMC Med Ed 2021; 21(19). 

Luckett R, et al. Persistence and clearance of high-risk human papillomavirus and cervical dysplasia at one year in women living with human immunodeficiency virus: A prospective cohort study. BJOG, 2021; 128(12):1986-1996.

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