Leah L. Zullig, PhD, MPH is a health services researcher and an implementation scientist. She is an Associate Professor in the Duke Department of Population Health Sciences and an investigator with the Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT) at the Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Dr. Zullig’s overarching research interests address three domains: improving cancer care delivery and quality; promoting cancer survivorship and chronic disease management; and improving medication adherence. Throughout these three area of foci Dr. Zullig uses an implementation science lens with the goal of providing equitable care for all by implementing evidence-based practices in a variety of health care environments. She has authored over 150 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, Telehealth, and Health Services Research
Education and Training
- Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis, 2015 - 2017
- Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2013
- Optimizing the Management and Outcomes for Cancer Survivors Transitioning to Follow-up Care
- "An adaptive prenatal (ADEPT) intervention to encourage childhood vaccinations
- Expanding the impact of cancer prevention policies through collaborative implementation research: a qualitative secondary analysis of federal child nutrition assistance policies during COVID-19
- NCCN Foundation 2021 Young Investigator Award - Intervention Mapping to Improve Lung Cancer Screening Among Black Veterans
- Dissemination and Implementation Science in Cardiovascular Outcomes (DISCO)
- A Multidisciplinary Approach to Primary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in HIV-infected (K23)
- A Community Health Center-based Patient-centered Outcomes Research Agenda
- Identifying Cost and Coverage Barriers to Medicare Beneficiary Access to Specialty Drugs
- Formative research to develop a framework for integrating TOPS into CHCs in the Southeastern United States