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, 2015 - 2017
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013

Publications

Zullig, LL, and Bosworth, HB. "Importance and Challenges of Moving Stroke Prevention into the Community." Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes 11, no. 1 (January 2018): e004513-.

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29321136
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Bosworth, HB, Ngouyombo, B, Liska, J, Zullig, LL, Atlani, C, and Beal, AC. "The importance of cholesterol medication adherence: the need for behavioral change intervention programs." Patient Preference and Adherence 12 (January 2018): 341-348.

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29563777
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Zullig, LL, Blalock, DV, Dougherty, S, Henderson, R, Ha, CC, Oakes, MM, and Bosworth, HB. "The new landscape of medication adherence improvement: where population health science meets precision medicine." Patient Preference and Adherence 12 (January 2018): 1225-1230. (Review)

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30034226
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Zullig, LL, Diamantidis, CJ, Bosworth, HB, Bhapkar, MV, Barnhart, H, Oakes, MM, Pendergast, JF, Miller, JJ, and Patel, UD. "Racial differences in nocturnal dipping status in diabetic kidney disease: Results from the STOP-DKD (Simultaneous Risk Factor Control Using Telehealth to Slow Progression of Diabetic Kidney Disease) study." Journal of Clinical Hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.) 19, no. 12 (December 2017): 1327-1335.

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28834119
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Zullig, LL, Goldstein, KM, and Bosworth, HB. "Changes in the Delivery of Veterans Affairs Cancer Care: Ensuring Delivery of Coordinated, Quality Cancer Care in a Time of Uncertainty." Journal of Oncology Practice 13, no. 11 (November 2017): 709-711.

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28892409
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Berkowitz, C, Allen, D, Tenhover, J, Zullig, L, Fischer, J, Pollak, K, Smith, S, Ragsdale, J, Anderson, J, Bowlby, L, and Koontz, B. "Bridging the Gap: PCP and Patient Needs in Head and Neck Cancer Survivor Care." October 2017.

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Zullig, LL, Ramos, K, and Bosworth, HB. "Improving Medication Adherence in Coronary Heart Disease." Current Cardiology Reports 19, no. 11 (September 22, 2017): 113-null. (Review)

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28940020
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Lin, C, Clark, R, Tu, P, Bosworth, HB, and Zullig, LL. "Breast cancer oral anti-cancer medication adherence: a systematic review of psychosocial motivators and barriers." Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 165, no. 2 (September 2017): 247-260. (Review)

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28573448
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Bosworth, HB, Brown, JN, Danus, S, Sanders, LL, McCant, F, Zullig, LL, and Olsen, MK. "Evaluation of a packaging approach to improve cholesterol medication adherence." The American Journal of Managed Care 23, no. 9 (September 2017): e280-e286.

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29087166
Scholars@Duke

Berkowitz, C, Allen, DH, Tenhover, J, Zullig, LL, Ragsdale, J, Fischer, JE, Pollak, KI, and Koontz, BF. "Knowledge and Preferences of Primary Care Providers in Delivering Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship Care." Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education (July 14, 2017).

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28707205
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