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., 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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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): 106. https://doi.org/10.1186/1748-5908-8-106.

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24010683
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Zullig, Leah L., S Dee Melnyk, Karen Goldstein, Ryan J. Shaw, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “The role of home blood pressure telemonitoring in managing hypertensive populations.” Curr Hypertens Rep 15, no. 4 (August 2013): 346–55. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11906-013-0351-6.

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VanderWalde, Noam A., Anne-Marie Meyer, Huan Liu, Seth D. Tyree, Leah L. Zullig, William R. Carpenter, Carol D. Shores, et al. “Patterns of care in older patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: a surveillance, epidemiology, and end results-medicare analysis.” J Geriatr Oncol 4, no. 3 (July 2013): 262–70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2013.03.002.

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24058388
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Zullig, Leah L., George L. Jackson, Morris Weinberger, Dawn T. Provenzale, Bryce B. Reeve, and William Ruffin Carpenter. “Are there racial differences in colorectal cancer care timeliness among users of the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System?” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol. 31. AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Jackson, George L., Leah L. Zullig, S Yousuf Zafar, Adam A. Powell, Diana L. Ordin, Ziad F. Gellad, David Abbott, James M. Schlosser, Janis Hersh, and Dawn Provenzale. “Using NCCN clinical practice guidelines in oncology to measure the quality of colorectal cancer care in the veterans health administration.” J Natl Compr Canc Netw 11, no. 4 (April 1, 2013): 431–41. https://doi.org/10.6004/jnccn.2013.0058.

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Melnyk, S Dee, Leah L. Zullig, Felicia McCant, Susanne Danus, Eugene Oddone, Lori Bastian, Maren Olsen, et al. “Telemedicine cardiovascular risk reduction in veterans.” Am Heart J 165, no. 4 (April 2013): 501–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2012.08.005.

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Zafar, S Yousuf, Jennifer L. Malin, Steven C. Grambow, David H. Abbott, Jane T. Kolimaga, Leah L. Zullig, Jane C. Weeks, et al. “Chemotherapy use and patient treatment preferences in advanced colorectal cancer: a prospective cohort study.” Cancer 119, no. 4 (February 15, 2013): 854–62. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.27815.

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