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

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.

Scholars@Duke

Zullig, Leah L., Sky Vanderburg, Doug Johnson, Olola Oneko, Charles Muiruri, Moshi Ntabaye, Amy Pickar Abernethy, John Bartlett, and Yousuf Zafar. “Assessment of cancer registries (CR) in low- and middle-income countries (LMCs).” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol. 30. AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 2012.

Scholars@Duke

Zullig, Leah L., George L. Jackson, Dawn Provenzale, Joan M. Griffin, Sean Phelan, and Michelle van Ryn. “Transportation: a vehicle or roadblock to cancer care for VA patients with colorectal cancer?.” Clin Colorectal Cancer 11, no. 1 (March 2012): 60–65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clcc.2011.05.001.

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21803001
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Carpenter, William R., Alice K. Fortune-Greeley, Leah L. Zullig, Shoou-Yih Lee, and Bryan J. Weiner. “Sustainability and performance of the National Cancer Institute's Community Clinical Oncology Program..” Contemp Clin Trials 33, no. 1 (January 2012): 46–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2011.09.007.

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21986391
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Wheeler, Stephanie B., Leah Zullig, Robert Jungerwirth, Bryce B. Reeve, Geoffrey A. Buga, and Chelsea Morroni. “Knowledge of termination of pregnancy (TOP) legislation and attitudes toward TOP clinical training among medical students attending two South African universities..” World Health Popul 14, no. 1 (2012): 5–18.

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23135069
Scholars@Duke

Zafar, S Yousuf, Jennifer L. Malin, Steven C. Grambow, David H. Abbott, Deborah Schrag, Jane T. Kolimaga, Leah L. Zullig, et al. “Early dissemination of bevacizumab for advanced colorectal cancer: a prospective cohort study..” Bmc Cancer 11 (August 16, 2011). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-11-354.

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21846341
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Hamilton, Natia S., George L. Jackson, David H. Abbott, Leah L. Zullig, and Dawn Provenzale. “Use of psychosocial support services among male Veterans Affairs colorectal cancer patients..” J Psychosoc Oncol 29, no. 3 (2011): 242–53. https://doi.org/10.1080/07347332.2011.563346.

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21590571
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Jackson, George L., L Douglas Melton, David H. Abbott, Leah L. Zullig, Diana L. Ordin, Steven C. Grambow, Natia S. Hamilton, et al. “Quality of nonmetastatic colorectal cancer care in the Department of Veterans Affairs..” J Clin Oncol 28, no. 19 (July 1, 2010): 3176–81. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2009.26.7948.

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20516431
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Fisher, Deborah A., Leah L. Zullig, Steven C. Grambow, David H. Abbott, Robert S. Sandler, Robert H. Fletcher, Hashem B. El-Serag, and Dawn Provenzale. “Determinants of medical system delay in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer within the Veteran Affairs Health System..” Dig Dis Sci 55, no. 5 (May 2010): 1434–41. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-010-1174-9.

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20238248
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Jackson, George L., Adam A. Powell, Diana L. Ordin, James E. Schlosser, Jeffery Murawsky, Janis Hersh, George Ponte, et al. “Developing and sustaining quality improvement partnerships in the VA: the Colorectal Cancer Care Collaborative..” J Gen Intern Med 25 Suppl 1 (January 2010): 38–43. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-009-1155-x.

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20077150
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