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 the reduction of healthcare disparities, improving cancer care delivery and quality, supporting medication adherence, and promoting cancer survivorship and chronic disease self-management. She has authored over 100 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 at Chapel Hill, 2013

Publications

Eikenhorst, L. van, K. Taxis, J. Rademakers, L. L. Zullig, H. de Gier, and L. van Dijk. “How are medication related problems managed in primary care? An exploratory study in patients with diabetes and primary care providers.” Res Social Adm Pharm 16, no. 5 (May 2020): 646–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.08.004.

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31427177
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Vasudevan, Lavanya, Kristin Schroeder, Yadurshini Raveendran, Kunal Goel, Christina Makarushka, Nestory Masalu, and Leah L. Zullig. “Using digital health to facilitate compliance with standardized pediatric cancer treatment guidelines in Tanzania: protocol for an early-stage effectiveness-implementation hybrid study.” Bmc Cancer 20, no. 1 (March 29, 2020): 254. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-020-6611-3.

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32223740
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Zullig, Leah L., Bradi B. Granger, Helene Vilme, Megan M. Oakes, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Medication rebates and health disparities: Mind the gap.” Res Social Adm Pharm 16, no. 3 (March 2020): 431–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.04.053.

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31072750
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Zullig, Leah L., Shelley A. Jazowski, Clemontina A. Davenport, Clarissa J. Diamantidis, Megan M. Oakes, Sejal Patel, Jivan Moaddeb, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Primary Care Providers' Acceptance of Pharmacists' Recommendations to Support Optimal Medication Management for Patients with Diabetic Kidney Disease.” J Gen Intern Med 35, no. 1 (January 2020): 63–69. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-019-05403-x.

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31659655
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Zullig, Leah L., Mieke Deschodt, and Sabina De Geest. “Embracing Implementation Science: A Paradigm Shift for Nursing Research.” J Nurs Scholarsh 52, no. 1 (January 2020): 3–5. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnu.12507.

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31811696
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Perez Jolles, Monica, Leah L. Zullig, Pey-Jiuan Lee, and Gauri Kolhatkar. “Disparities in Shared Decision Making and Service Receipt Among Children With Special Health Care Needs and Developmental Delay: A National Survey Analysis.” J Prim Care Community Health 11 (January 2020): 2150132720924588. https://doi.org/10.1177/2150132720924588.

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32560592
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Zullig, Leah L., Shelley A. Jazowski, Tracy Y. Wang, Anne Hellkamp, Daniel Wojdyla, Laine Thomas, Lisa Egbuonu-Davis, Anne Beal, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Novel application of approaches to predicting medication adherence using medical claims data.” Health Serv Res 54, no. 6 (December 2019): 1255–62. https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6773.13200.

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31429471
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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 10, no. 6 (November 2019): 968–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2019.04.010.

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31005647
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Check, Devon, Leah L. Zullig, Melinda Davis, Angela M. Stover, Louise Davies, Florian Rudolf Schroeck, Linda Fleisher, David Chambers, Enola Proctor, and Bogda Koczwara. “Quality improvement and implementation science in cancer care: Identifying areas of synergy and opportunities for further integration.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 37:29–29. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2019. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2019.37.27_suppl.29.

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Muiruri, Charles, Preeti Manavalan, Shelley A. Jazowski, Brandon A. Knettel, Helene Vilme, and Leah L. Zullig. “Opportunities to Leverage Telehealth Approaches Along the Hypertension Control Cascade in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Curr Hypertens Rep 21, no. 10 (August 26, 2019): 75. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11906-019-0983-2.

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31451940
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