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 - Chapel Hill, 2013

Publications

Siqeca, Flaka, Katrina Obas, Olivia Yip, Samuel Stenz, Penelope Vounatsou, Matthias Briel, Matthias Schwenkglenks, et al. “The INSPIRE Population Survey: development, dissemination and respondent characteristics.” Bmc Med Res Methodol 21, no. 1 (June 24, 2021): 131. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-021-01329-3.

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Lewinski, Allison A., Matthew J. Crowley, Christopher Miller, Hayden B. Bosworth, George L. Jackson, Karen Steinhauser, Courtney White-Clark, Felicia McCant, and Leah L. Zullig. “Applied Rapid Qualitative Analysis to Develop a Contextually Appropriate Intervention and Increase the Likelihood of Uptake.” Med Care 59, no. Suppl 3 (June 1, 2021): S242–51. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000001553.

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Boucher, N. A., L. L. Zullig, M. Shepherd-Banigan, K. P. Decosimo, J. Dadolf, A. Choate, E. P. Mahanna, et al. “Replicating an effective VA program to train and support family caregivers: a hybrid type III effectiveness-implementation design.” Bmc Health Serv Res 21, no. 1 (May 6, 2021): 430. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-06448-7.

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Blalock, Dan V., Matthew L. Maciejewski, Donna M. Zulman, Valerie A. Smith, Janet Grubber, Ann-Marie Rosland, Hollis J. Weidenbacher, et al. “Subgroups of High-Risk Veterans Affairs Patients Based on Social Determinants of Health Predict Risk of Future Hospitalization.” Med Care 59, no. 5 (May 1, 2021): 410–17. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000001526.

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Yip, Olivia, Evelyn Huber, Samuel Stenz, Leah L. Zullig, Andreas Zeller, Sabina M. De Geest, Mieke Deschodt, and Mieke INSPIRE consortium. “A Contextual Analysis and Logic Model for Integrated Care for Frail Older Adults Living at Home: The INSPIRE Project.” Int J Integr Care 21, no. 2 (April 23, 2021): 9. https://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.5607.

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Jazowski, Shelley A., Isabelle P. Sico, Jennifer H. Lindquist, Valerie A. Smith, Hayden B. Bosworth, Susanne Danus, Dawn Provenzale, Michael J. Kelley, and Leah L. Zullig. “Transportation as a barrier to colorectal cancer care.” Bmc Health Serv Res 21, no. 1 (April 13, 2021): 332. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-06339-x.

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Goldstein, K. M., L. L. Zullig, S. M. Andrews, N. Sperber, A. A. Lewinski, C. I. Voils, E. Z. Oddone, and H. B. Bosworth. “Patient experiences with a phone-based cardiovascular risk reduction intervention: Are there differences between women and men?” Patient Educ Couns, March 27, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2021.03.027.

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Lewinski, Allison A., Hayden B. Bosworth, Karen M. Goldstein, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Shelley Jazowski, Felicia McCant, Courtney White-Clark, Valerie A. Smith, and Leah L. Zullig. “Improving cardiovascular outcomes by using team-supported, EHR-leveraged, active management: Disseminating a successful quality improvement project.” Contemp Clin Trials Commun 21 (March 2021): 100705. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2021.100705.

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Vervloet, M., J. C. Korevaar, C. J. Leemrijse, J. Paget, L. L. Zullig, and L. Van Dijk. “Interventions to improve adherence to cardiovascular medication: what about gender differences? A systematic literature review.” In International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 43:288–288, 2021.

Scholars@Duke

Lewinski, Allison A., Caitlin Sullivan, Kelli D. Allen, Matthew J. Crowley, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Karen M. Goldstein, Kaileigh Gray, et al. “Accelerating Implementation of Virtual Care in an Integrated Health Care System: Future Research and Operations Priorities.” J Gen Intern Med, January 26, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-020-06517-3.

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