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

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, L. L., S. D. Melnyk, K. Goldstein, R. J. Shaw, and H. B. Bosworth. “The role of home blood pressure telemonitoring in managing hypertensive populations.” Current Hypertension Reports 15, no. 4 (2013): 346–55. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11906-013-0351-6.

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Zullig, Leah L., William Ruffin Carpenter, David H. Abbott, Dawn T. Provenzale, Morris Weinberger, Bryce B. Reeve, and George L. Jackson. “Examining potential cancer care disparities in an equal access system: Quality of colorectal cancer care (CRC) in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system.” Journal of Clinical Oncology 30, no. 34 (December 1, 2012). https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2012.30.34_suppl.229.

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Zullig, Leah L., Jeffrey M. Peppercorn, Deborah Schrag, Donald H. Taylor, Xiaoyin Zhong, Gregory Samsa, Amy Pickar Abernethy, and Yousuf Zafar. “Copayment assistance and adherence to prescription medication among patients with cancer..” Journal of Clinical Oncology 30, no. 34_suppl (December 2012): 57–57. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2012.30.34_suppl.57.

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Carpenter, W. R., D. H. Abbott, D. T. Provenzale, M. Weinberger, B. B. Reeve, and G. L. Jackson. “Examining potential cancer care disparities in an equal access system: Quality of colorectal cancer care (CRC) in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system..” Journal of Clinical Oncology : Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 30, no. 34_suppl (December 2012).

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28146949
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Wheeler, Stephanie B., Leah L. Zullig, Bryce B. Reeve, Geoffrey A. Buga, and Chelsea Morroni. “Attitudes and intentions regarding abortion provision among medical school students in South Africa..” International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 38, no. 3 (September 2012): 154–63. https://doi.org/10.1363/3815412.

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23018137
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Sanoff, Hanna K., William R. Carpenter, Janet Freburger, Ling Li, Kun Chen, Leah L. Zullig, Richard M. Goldberg, Maria J. Schymura, and Deborah Schrag. “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): 4309–20. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.27422.

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22294436
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Carpenter, William R., Seth Tyree, Yang Wu, Anne-Marie Meyer, Lisa DiMartino, Leah Zullig, and Paul A. Godley. “A surveillance system for monitoring, public reporting, and improving minority access to cancer clinical trials..” Clinical Trials (London, England) 9, no. 4 (August 2012): 426–35. https://doi.org/10.1177/1740774512449531.

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22761398
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Zullig, Leah L., George L. Jackson, Raye Anne Dorn, Dawn T. Provenzale, Rebecca McNeil, Catherine M. Thomas, and Michael J. Kelley. “Cancer incidence among patients of the U.S. Veterans Affairs Health Care System..” Mil Med 177, no. 6 (June 2012): 693–701. https://doi.org/10.7205/milmed-d-11-00434.

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22730846
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VanderWalde, Noam Avraham, Anne-Marie Meyer, Seth D. Tyree, Leah L. Zullig, William Ruffin Carpenter, Mark C. Weissler, Carol G. Shores, David N. Hayes, and Bhishamjit S. Chera. “Patterns of care in elderly patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck: A SEER-Medicare analysis.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol. 30. AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 2012.

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