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

Sanoff, HK, Carpenter, WR, Freburger, J, Li, L, Chen, K, Zullig, LL, Goldberg, RM, Schymura, MJ, and Schrag, D. "Comparison of adverse events during 5-fluorouracil versus 5-fluorouracil/oxaliplatin adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer: a population-based analysis." Cancer 118, no. 17 (September 2012): 4309-4320.

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22294436
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Carpenter, WR, Tyree, S, Wu, Y, Meyer, A-M, DiMartino, L, Zullig, L, and Godley, PA. "A surveillance system for monitoring, public reporting, and improving minority access to cancer clinical trials." Clinical Trials (London, England) 9, no. 4 (August 2012): 426-435.

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22761398
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Zullig, LL, Jackson, GL, Dorn, RA, Provenzale, DT, McNeil, R, Thomas, CM, and Kelley, MJ. "Cancer incidence among patients of the U.S. Veterans Affairs Health Care System." Military Medicine 177, no. 6 (June 2012): 693-701.

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22730846
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VanderWalde, NA, Meyer, A-M, Tyree, SD, Zullig, LL, Carpenter, WR, Weissler, MC, Shores, CG, Hayes, DN, and Chera, BS. "Patterns of care in elderly patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: A SEER-Medicare analysis." May 20, 2012.

Scholars@Duke

Zullig, LL, Vanderburg, S, Johnson, D, Oneko, O, Muiruri, C, Ntabaye, M, Abernethy, AP, Bartlett, J, and Zafar, Y. "Assessment of cancer registries (CR) in low- and middle-income countries (LMCs)." May 20, 2012.

Scholars@Duke

Zullig, LL, Jackson, GL, Provenzale, D, Griffin, JM, Phelan, S, and van Ryn, M. "Transportation: a vehicle or roadblock to cancer care for VA patients with colorectal cancer?." Clinical Colorectal Cancer 11, no. 1 (March 2012): 60-65.

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21803001
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Carpenter, WR, Fortune-Greeley, AK, Zullig, LL, Lee, S-Y, and Weiner, BJ. "Sustainability and performance of the National Cancer Institute's Community Clinical Oncology Program." Contemporary clinical trials 33, no. 1 (January 2012): 46-54.

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21986391
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Wheeler, SB, Zullig, L, Jungerwirth, R, Reeve, BB, Buga, GA, and Morroni, C. "Knowledge of termination of pregnancy (TOP) legislation and attitudes toward TOP clinical training among medical students attending two South African universities." World health & population 14, no. 1 (January 2012): 5-18.

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23135069
Scholars@Duke

Zafar, SY, Malin, JL, Grambow, SC, Abbott, DH, Schrag, D, Kolimaga, JT, Zullig, LL, Weeks, JC, Fouad, MN, Ayanian, JZ, Wallace, R, Kahn, KL, Ganz, PA, Catalano, P, West, DW, Provenzale, D, and Cancer Care and Outcomes Research and Surveillance (CanCORS) Consortium, . "Early dissemination of bevacizumab for advanced colorectal cancer: a prospective cohort study. (Published online)" BMC Cancer 11 (August 16, 2011): 354-.

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21846341
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Hamilton, NS, Jackson, GL, Abbott, DH, Zullig, LL, and Provenzale, D. "Use of psychosocial support services among male Veterans Affairs colorectal cancer patients." Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 29, no. 3 (January 2011): 242-253.

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21590571
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