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., 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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Zullig, Leah L., Valerie A. Smith, Jennifer H. Lindquist, Christina D. Williams, Morris Weinberger, Dawn Provenzale, George L. Jackson, Michael J. Kelley, Susanne Danus, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Cardiovascular disease-related chronic conditions among Veterans Affairs nonmetastatic colorectal cancer survivors: a matched case-control analysis..” Cancer Manag Res 11 (2019): 6793–6802. https://doi.org/10.2147/CMAR.S191040.

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31413631
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Berkowitz, Callie, Deborah H. Allen, Jennifer Tenhover, Leah L. Zullig, John Ragsdale, Jonathan E. Fischer, Kathryn I. Pollak, and Bridget F. Koontz. “Knowledge and Preferences of Primary Care Providers in Delivering Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Care..” J Cancer Educ 33, no. 6 (December 2018): 1323–27. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-017-1250-3.

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28707205
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Goldstein, Karen M., Leah L. Zullig, Eric A. Dedert, Amir Alishahi Tabriz, Timothy W. Brearly, Giselle Raitz, Suchita Shah Sata, et al. “Telehealth Interventions Designed for Women: an Evidence Map..” J Gen Intern Med 33, no. 12 (December 2018): 2191–2200. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-018-4655-8.

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30284173
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Zullig, Leah L., Lisa Egbuonu-Davis, Anjali Trasy, Christiana Oshotse, Karen M. Goldstein, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Countering clinical inertia in lipid management: Expert workshop summary..” Am Heart J 206 (December 2018): 24–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2018.09.003.

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30290290
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Oshotse, Christiana, Leah L. Zullig, Hayden B. Bosworth, Pikuei Tu, and Cheryl Lin. “Self-Efficacy and Adherence Behaviors in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients..” Prev Chronic Dis 15 (October 18, 2018). https://doi.org/10.5888/pcd15.180218.

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30339772
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Berkowitz, Callie M., Deborah H. Allen, Jennifer Tenhover, Leah L. Zullig, Jonathan E. Fischer, Kathryn I. Pollak, Minoka R. Hicks, John V. Hillson, and Bridget F. Koontz. “Head and Neck Cancer Survivors: Specific Needs and Their Implications for Survivorship Care Planning..” Clin J Oncol Nurs 22, no. 5 (October 1, 2018): 523–28. https://doi.org/10.1188/18.CJON.523-528.

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30239504
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De Geest, Sabina, Leah L. Zullig, Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, Remon Helmy, Dyfrig A. Hughes, Ira B. Wilson, and Bernard Vrijens. “ESPACOMP Medication Adherence Reporting Guideline (EMERGE)..” Ann Intern Med 169, no. 1 (July 3, 2018): 30–35. https://doi.org/10.7326/M18-0543.

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29946690
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Koczwara, Bogda, Angela M. Stover, Louise Davies, Melinda M. Davis, Linda Fleisher, Shoba Ramanadhan, Florian R. Schroeck, Leah L. Zullig, David A. Chambers, and Enola Proctor. “Harnessing the Synergy Between Improvement Science and Implementation Science in Cancer: A Call to Action..” J Oncol Pract 14, no. 6 (June 2018): 335–40. https://doi.org/10.1200/JOP.17.00083.

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29750579
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Goldstein, Karen M., Leah L. Zullig, Eugene Z. Oddone, Sara M. Andrews, Mary E. Grewe, Susanne Danus, Michele Heisler, Lori A. Bastian, and Corrine I. Voils. “Understanding women veterans' preferences for peer support interventions to promote heart healthy behaviors: A qualitative study..” Prev Med Rep 10 (June 2018): 353–58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.04.016.

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29868391
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