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

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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23625207
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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.

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23584346
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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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23537965
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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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22972673
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Williams, Christina D., Karen M. Stechuchak, Leah L. Zullig, Dawn Provenzale, and Michael J. Kelley. “Influence of comorbidity on racial differences in receipt of surgery among US veterans with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer..” J Clin Oncol 31, no. 4 (February 1, 2013): 475–81. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2012.44.1170.

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23269988
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Zafar, S. Y., J. L. Malin, S. C. Grambow, D. H. Abbott, J. T. Kolimaga, L. L. Zullig, J. C. Weeks, et al. “Chemotherapy use and patient treatment preferences in advanced colorectal cancer: A prospective cohort study.” Cancer 119, no. 4 (2013): 854–62. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.27815.

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Zullig, Leah L., Charles Muiruri, Amy Abernethy, Bryan J. Weiner, John Bartlett, Olola Oneko, and S Yousuf Zafar. “Cancer registration needs assessment at a tertiary medical centre in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania..” World Health Popul 14, no. 2 (2013): 12–23.

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23713208
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Zullig, Leah L., William R. Carpenter, Dawn T. Provenzale, Morris Weinberger, Bryce B. Reeve, Christina D. Williams, and George L. Jackson. “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 Manag Res 5 (2013): 157–63. https://doi.org/10.2147/CMAR.S46688.

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23900515
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