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, 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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Zullig, LL, Melnyk, SD, Goldstein, K, Shaw, RJ, and Bosworth, HB. "The role of home blood pressure telemonitoring in managing hypertensive populations." Current hypertension reports 15, no. 4 (August 2013): 346-355. (Review)

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23625207
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VanderWalde, NA, Meyer, A-M, Liu, H, Tyree, SD, Zullig, LL, Carpenter, WR, Shores, CD, Weissler, MC, Hayes, DN, Fleming, M, and Chera, BS. "Patterns of care in older patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: a surveillance, epidemiology, and end results-medicare analysis." Journal of geriatric oncology 4, no. 3 (July 2013): 262-270.

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24058388
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Zullig, LL, Jackson, GL, Weinberger, M, Provenzale, DT, Reeve, BB, and Carpenter, WR. "Are there racial differences in colorectal cancer care timeliness among users of the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System?." May 20, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Melnyk, SD, Zullig, LL, McCant, F, Danus, S, Oddone, E, Bastian, L, Olsen, M, Stechuchak, KM, Edelman, D, Rakley, S, Morey, M, and Bosworth, HB. "Telemedicine cardiovascular risk reduction in veterans." American Heart Journal 165, no. 4 (April 2013): 501-508.

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23537965
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Jackson, GL, Zullig, LL, Zafar, SY, Powell, AA, Ordin, DL, Gellad, ZF, Abbott, D, Schlosser, JM, Hersh, J, and Provenzale, D. "Using NCCN clinical practice guidelines in oncology to measure the quality of colorectal cancer care in the veterans health administration." Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : Jnccn 11, no. 4 (April 2013): 431-441.

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23584346
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Zafar, SY, Malin, JL, Grambow, SC, Abbott, DH, Kolimaga, JT, Zullig, LL, Weeks, JC, Ayanian, JZ, Kahn, KL, Ganz, PA, Catalano, PJ, West, DW, Provenzale, D, and Cancer Care Outcomes Research & Surveillance CanCORS Consortium, . "Chemotherapy use and patient treatment preferences in advanced colorectal cancer: a prospective cohort study." Cancer 119, no. 4 (February 2013): 854-862.

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22972673
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Williams, CD, Stechuchak, KM, Zullig, LL, Provenzale, D, and Kelley, MJ. "Influence of comorbidity on racial differences in receipt of surgery among US veterans with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer." Journal of Clinical Oncology : Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 31, no. 4 (February 2013): 475-481.

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23269988
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Phelan, SM, Griffin, JM, Jackson, GL, Zafar, SY, Hellerstedt, W, Stahre, M, Nelson, D, Zullig, LL, Burgess, DJ, and van Ryn, M. "Stigma, perceived blame, self-blame, and depressive symptoms in men with colorectal cancer." Psychooncology 22, no. 1 (January 2013): 65-73.

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21954081
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Zullig, LL, Carpenter, WR, Provenzale, DT, Weinberger, M, Reeve, BB, Williams, CD, and Jackson, GL. "The association of race with timeliness of care and survival among Veterans Affairs health care system patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer." Cancer Management and Research 5 (January 2013): 157-163.

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23900515
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