Leah L Zullig, PhD

Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Associate 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 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

Publications

Jazowski, Shelley A., Lauren Wilson, Stacie B. Dusetzina, S Yousuf Zafar, and Leah L. Zullig. “Association of High-Deductible Health Plan Enrollment With Spending on and Use of Lenalidomide Therapy Among Commercially Insured Patients With Multiple Myeloma.” Jama Netw Open 5, no. 6 (June 1, 2022): e2215720. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.15720.

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35671056
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Zullig, L. L., A. D. Sung, M. G. Khouri, S. Jazowski, N. P. Shah, A. Sitlinger, D. V. Blalock, et al. “Cardiometabolic Comorbidities in Cancer Survivors: JACC: CardioOncology State-of-the-Art Review.” Jacc: Cardiooncology 4, no. 2 (June 1, 2022): 149–65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaccao.2022.03.005.

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Hogervorst, Stijn, Marcia Vervloet, Marcel C. Adriaanse, Karen Zamboni, Leah L. Zullig, Linda Schoonmade, Jacqueline G. Hugtenburg, and Liset van Dijk. “Scalability of effective adherence interventions for patients using cardiovascular disease medication: A realist synthesis-inspired systematic review.” Br J Clin Pharmacol, May 26, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1111/bcp.15418.

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35617955
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Morgan, Austin, Melissa Watt, Leah Zullig, Hillary Sued, and Kristin Schroeder. “Pediatric cancer outcomes after the implementation of a residential hostel in Tanzania.” Pediatr Blood Cancer, May 20, 2022, e29758. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.29758.

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35593643
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Zullig, Leah L., Eric D. Peterson, Bimal R. Shah, Steven C. Grambow, Eugene Z. Oddone, Felicia McCant, Jennifer Hoff Lindquist, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Secondary Prevention Risk Interventions via Telemedicine and Tailored Patient Education (SPRITE): A randomized trial to improve post myocardial infarction management.” Patient Educ Couns, May 18, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2022.05.011.

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35618550
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Zullig, Leah L., Connor Drake, Mohammad Shahsahebi, Renee A. V. Avecilla, Colette Whitney, Coleman Mills, and Kevin C. Oeffinger. “Adherence to cardiovascular disease risk factor medications among patients with cancer: a systematic review.” J Cancer Surviv, May 17, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-022-01212-0.

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35578150
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Drake, Connor, Allison A. Lewinski, Abigail Rader, Julie Schexnayder, Hayden B. Bosworth, Karen M. Goldstein, Jennifer Gierisch, Courtney White-Clark, Felicia McCant, and Leah L. Zullig. “Addressing Hypertension Outcomes Using Telehealth and Population Health Managers: Adaptations and Implementation Considerations.” Curr Hypertens Rep, May 10, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11906-022-01193-6.

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35536464
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Parekh, Krupa D., William B. Wong, and Leah L. Zullig. “Impact of co-pay assistance on patient, clinical, and economic outcomes.” Am J Manag Care 28, no. 5 (May 1, 2022): e189–97. https://doi.org/10.37765/ajmc.2022.89151.

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35546593
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Semvua, Seleman Khamis, Christine Yaeree Kim, Charles Muiruri, Timothy Antipas Peter, Blandina T. Mmbaga, John A. Bartlett, Leah L. Zullig, et al. “Predictors of Self-repackaging of Antiretroviral Therapy in Northern Tanzania.” Am J Health Behav 46, no. 2 (April 20, 2022): 124–33. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.46.2.3.

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35501963
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