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, R. J., D. M. Steinberg, L. L. Zullig, H. B. Bosworth, C. M. Johnson, and L. L. Davis. “mHealth interventions for weight loss: a guide for achieving treatment fidelity.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : Jamia 21, no. 6 (2014): 959–63. https://doi.org/10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002610.

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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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24264605
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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, L. L., G. L. Jackson, M. Weinberger, D. Provenzale, B. B. Reeve, and W. 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.” Clinical Colorectal Cancer 12, no. 4 (December 1, 2013): 255–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clcc.2013.06.004.

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Bestvina, Christine M., Leah L. Zullig, Christel Rushing, Fumiko Ladd Chino, Greg Samsa, Ivy Altomare, James A. Tulsky, et al. “Patient-oncologist cost communication, financial distress, and medication adherence..” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 31:2–2. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2013. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2013.31.31_suppl.2.

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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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Zullig, Leah L., Ryan J. Shaw, Matthew J. Crowley, Jennifer Lindquist, Steven C. Grambow, Eric Peterson, Bimal R. Shah, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Association between perceived life chaos and medication adherence in a postmyocardial infarction population..” Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 6, no. 6 (November 2013): 619–25. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.113.000435.

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24221839
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Zullig, Leah L., William R. Carpenter, Dawn Provenzale, Morris Weinberger, Bryce B. Reeve, and George L. Jackson. “Examining potential colorectal cancer care disparities in the Veterans Affairs health care system..” J Clin Oncol 31, no. 28 (October 1, 2013): 3579–84. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2013.50.4753.

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24002515
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Shaw, Ryan J., Miriam A. Kaufman, Hayden B. Bosworth, Bryan J. Weiner, Leah L. Zullig, Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, Jeffrey D. Kravetz, et al. “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..” Implement Sci 8 (September 8, 2013). https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-8-106.

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24010683
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Zullig, L. L., J. M. Peppercorn, D. Schrag, D. H. Taylor, Y. Lu, G. Samsa, A. P. Abernethy, and S. Y. Zafar. “Financial Distress, Use of Cost-Coping Strategies, and Adherence to Prescription Medication Among Patients With Cancer..” J Oncol Pract, August 20, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1200/JOP.2013.000971.

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23981344
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