Leah L Zullig, PhD

Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Email address leah.zullig@duke.edu

Leah L. Zullig, PhD, MPH is a health services researcher, Associate Professor in the Duke Department of Population Health Sciences, investigator at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research is supported by a VA HSR&D Career Development Award, focused on improving colorectal cancer survivors’ care quality through a self-management intervention bridging cancer surveillance and chronic disease management. Dr. Zullig’s overarching research interests address the reduction of healthcare disparities, improving cancer care delivery and quality, and promoting cancer survivorship and chronic disease self-management. She has authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Zullig completed her BS in Health Promotion, her MPH in Public Health Administration, and her PhD in Health Policy.

Areas of expertise: Implementation Science, Health Measurement, Health Policy, Health Behavior, and Health Services Research

Education and Training

  • Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis, 2015 - 2017
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013

Publications

Zullig, Leah L., Katherine Ramos, Callie Berkowitz, Julie J. Miller, Rowena J. Dolor, Bridget F. Koontz, S. Yousuf Zafar, D. Hutch Allen, Jennifer A. Tenhover, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Assessing Key Stakeholders' Knowledge, Needs, and Preferences for Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Care Plans..” J Cancer Educ 34, no. 3 (June 2019): 584–91. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-018-1345-5.

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29526021
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Zullig, Leah L., Bradi B. Granger, Helene Vilme, Megan M. Oakes, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Potential impact of pharmaceutical industry rebates on medication adherence..” Am J Manag Care 25, no. 5 (May 1, 2019): e135–37.

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31120709
Scholars@Duke

Kikuchi, Robin, Gloria Broadwater, Rebecca Shelby, Jessica Robertson, Leah L. Zullig, Bailey Maloney, Claudia Meyer, et al. “Detecting geriatric needs in older patients with breast cancer through use of a brief geriatric screening tool..” J Geriatr Oncol, April 17, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2019.04.010.

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31005647
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De Geest, Sabina, Leah L. Zullig, Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, Dyfrig Hughes, Ira B. Wilson, and Bernard Vrijens. “Improving medication adherence research reporting: ESPACOMP Medication Adherence Reporting Guideline (EMERGE)..” Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 18, no. 4 (April 2019): 258–59. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474515119830298.

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30739497
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Munishi, Oresto Michael, Valerie McCormack, Bariki Mchome, Glory Mangi, Leah L. Zullig, John Bartlett, Oscar Mapunda, et al. “Awareness of Cancer Risk Factors and Its Signs and Symptoms in Northern Tanzania: a Cross-Sectional Survey in the General Population and in People Living with HIV..” J Cancer Educ, March 27, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-019-01513-6.

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30915669
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Blalock, Dan V., Leah L. Zullig, Hayden B. Bosworth, Shannon S. Taylor, and Corrine I. Voils. “Self-reported medication nonadherence predicts cholesterol levels over time..” J Psychosom Res 118 (March 2019): 49–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2019.01.010.

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30782354
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Zullig, Leah L., Karen M. Goldstein, Kellie J. Sims, Christina D. Williams, Michael Chang, Dawn Provenzale, and Michael J. Kelley. “Cancer Among Women Treated in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System..” J Womens Health (Larchmt) 28, no. 2 (February 2019): 268–75. https://doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2018.6936.

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29920139
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Zullig, Leah L., Mieke Deschodt, Jan Liska, Hayden B. Bosworth, and Sabina De Geest. “Moving from the Trial to the Real World: Improving Medication Adherence Using Insights of Implementation Science..” Annu Rev Pharmacol Toxicol 59 (January 6, 2019): 423–45. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-pharmtox-010818-021348.

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30125127
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Zullig, Leah L., Gretchen Kimmick, Valerie Smith, Katie Little, Hayden B. Bosworth, Sarah Gonzales, Megan M. Oakes, Rebecca A. Shelby, Lynda Owen, and Ivy P. Altomare. “Using a geriatric oncology assessment to link with services (GOAL)..” J Geriatr Oncol 10, no. 1 (January 2019): 164–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2018.06.004.

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29958815
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