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

Shaw, RJ, Steinberg, DM, Zullig, LL, Bosworth, HB, Johnson, CM, and Davis, LL. "mHealth interventions for weight loss: a guide for achieving treatment fidelity." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA 21, no. 6 (2014): 959-963.

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Zullig, LL, Jackson, GL, Weinberger, M, Provenzale, D, Reeve, BB, and Carpenter, WR. "An examination of racial differences in process and outcome of colorectal cancer care quality among users of the veterans affairs health care system." Clinical Colorectal Cancer 12, no. 4 (December 1, 2013): 255-260.

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Zullig, LL, Peterson, ED, and Bosworth, HB. "Ingredients of successful interventions to improve medication adherence." Jama 310, no. 24 (December 2013): 2611-2612.

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24264605
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Zullig, LL, Jackson, GL, Weinberger, M, Provenzale, D, Reeve, BB, and Carpenter, WR. "An examination of racial differences in process and outcome of colorectal cancer care quality among users of the veterans affairs health care system." Clinical Colorectal Cancer 12, no. 4 (December 2013): 255-260.

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23988481
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Zullig, LL, Shaw, RJ, Crowley, MJ, Lindquist, J, Grambow, SC, Peterson, E, Shah, BR, and Bosworth, HB. "Association between perceived life chaos and medication adherence in a postmyocardial infarction population." Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 6, no. 6 (November 12, 2013): 619-625.

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24221839
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Bestvina, CM, Zullig, LL, Rushing, C, Chino, FL, Samsa, G, Altomare, I, Tulsky, JA, Ubel, PA, Schrag, D, Nicolla, J, Abernethy, AP, Peppercorn, JM, and Zafar, Y. "Patient-oncologist cost communication, financial distress, and medication adherence.": American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), November 2013.

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Zullig, LL, Peppercorn, JM, Schrag, D, Taylor, DH, Lu, Y, Samsa, G, Abernethy, AP, and Zafar, SY. "Financial Distress, Use of Cost-Coping Strategies, and Adherence to Prescription Medication Among Patients With Cancer." Journal of Oncology Practice 9, no. 6S (November 2013): 60s-63s.

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29431038
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Zullig, LL, Carpenter, WR, Provenzale, D, Weinberger, M, Reeve, BB, and Jackson, GL. "Examining potential colorectal cancer care disparities in the Veterans Affairs health care system." Journal of Clinical Oncology : Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 31, no. 28 (October 2013): 3579-3584.

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24002515
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Shaw, RJ, Kaufman, MA, Bosworth, HB, Weiner, BJ, Zullig, LL, Lee, S-YD, Kravetz, JD, Rakley, SM, Roumie, CL, Bowen, ME, Del Monte, PS, Oddone, EZ, and Jackson, GL. "Organizational factors associated with readiness to implement and translate a primary care based telemedicine behavioral program to improve blood pressure control: the HTN-IMPROVE study." Implementation Science : Is 8 (September 8, 2013): 106-null.

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24010683
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Zullig, LL, Peppercorn, JM, Schrag, D, Taylor, DH, Lu, Y, Samsa, G, Abernethy, AP, and Zafar, SY. "Financial Distress, Use of Cost-Coping Strategies, and Adherence to Prescription Medication Among Patients With Cancer." J Oncol Pract (August 20, 2013).

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23981344
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