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

Zullig, Leah L., Felicia McCant, S Dee Melnyk, and Susanne Danus. “A HEALTH LITERACY INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE MEDICATION ADHERENCE USING MEDUCATION (R) TECHNOLOGY.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29:S8–9. SPRINGER, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Zullig, Leah L., Linda L. Sanders, Ryan J. Shaw, Felicia McCant, Susanne Danus, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “A randomised controlled trial of providing personalised cardiovascular risk information to modify health behaviour.” J Telemed Telecare 20, no. 3 (April 2014): 147–52. https://doi.org/10.1177/1357633X14528446.

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24647384
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Zullig, Leah L., George L. Jackson, Dawn Provenzale, Joan M. Griffin, Sean Phelan, Jason A. Nieuwsma, and Michelle van Ryn. “Utilization of hospital-based chaplain services among newly diagnosed male Veterans Affairs colorectal cancer patients.” J Relig Health 53, no. 2 (April 2014): 498–510. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-012-9653-2.

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23054482
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Ryn, Michelle van, Sean M. Phelan, Neeraj K. Arora, David A. Haggstrom, George L. Jackson, S Yousuf Zafar, Joan M. Griffin, et al. “Patient-reported quality of supportive care among patients with colorectal cancer in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System.” J Clin Oncol 32, no. 8 (March 10, 2014): 809–15. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2013.49.4302.

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24493712
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Zullig, Leah L., S Dee Melnyk, Karen M. Stechuchak, Felicia McCant, Susanne Danus, Eugene Oddone, Lori Bastian, et al. “The Cardiovascular Intervention Improvement Telemedicine Study (CITIES): rationale for a tailored behavioral and educational pharmacist-administered intervention for achieving cardiovascular disease risk reduction.” Telemed J E Health 20, no. 2 (February 2014): 135–43. https://doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2013.0145.

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Zullig, Leah L., Sky B. Vanderburg, Charles Muiruri, Amy Abernethy, Bryan J. Weiner, and John Bartlett. “Sustainability of cancer registration in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania--a qualitative assessment.” World Health Popul 15, no. 1 (2014): 21–30. https://doi.org/10.12927/whp.2014.23721.

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24702763
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Mendys, Phil, Leah L. Zullig, Rebecca Burkholder, Bradi B. Granger, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Medication adherence: process for implementation.” Patient Prefer Adherence 8 (2014): 1025–34. https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S65041.

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Zullig, Leah L., Eric D. Peterson, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Ingredients of successful interventions to improve medication adherence.” Jama 310, no. 24 (December 25, 2013): 2611–12. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2013.282818.

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Zullig, Leah L., George L. Jackson, Morris Weinberger, Dawn Provenzale, Bryce B. Reeve, and William R. Carpenter. “An examination of racial differences in process and outcome of colorectal cancer care quality among users of the veterans affairs health care system.” Clin Colorectal Cancer 12, no. 4 (December 2013): 255–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clcc.2013.06.004.

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23988481
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Zullig, Leah L., Jeffrey M. Peppercorn, Deborah Schrag, Donald H. Taylor, Ying Lu, Gregory Samsa, Amy P. Abernethy, and S Yousuf Zafar. “Financial Distress, Use of Cost-Coping Strategies, and Adherence to Prescription Medication Among Patients With Cancer.” J Oncol Pract 9, no. 6S (November 2013): 60s-63s. https://doi.org/10.1200/JOP.2013.000971.

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29431038
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