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

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." Bmc Cancer 11 (August 16, 2011): 354-null.

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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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Jackson, GL, Melton, LD, Abbott, DH, Zullig, LL, Ordin, DL, Grambow, SC, Hamilton, NS, Zafar, SY, Gellad, ZF, Kelley, MJ, and Provenzale, D. "Quality of nonmetastatic colorectal cancer care in the Department of Veterans Affairs." Journal of Clinical Oncology : Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 28, no. 19 (July 2010): 3176-3181.

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20516431
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Fisher, DA, Zullig, LL, Grambow, SC, Abbott, DH, Sandler, RS, Fletcher, RH, El-Serag, HB, and Provenzale, D. "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): 1434-1441.

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20238248
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Jackson, GL, Powell, AA, Ordin, DL, Schlosser, JE, Murawsky, J, Hersh, J, Ponte, G, Zullig, LL, Erb, F, Parlier, R, Haggstrom, DA, Koets, N, Mills, PD, Francis, J, Kelley, MJ, Davies, ML, Provenzale, D, and VA Colorectal Cancer Care Planning Committee Members, . "Developing and sustaining quality improvement partnerships in the VA: the Colorectal Cancer Care Collaborative." Journal of General Internal Medicine 25 Suppl 1 (January 2010): 38-43.

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20077150
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Zafar, Y, Grambow, SC, Abbott, DH, Malin, JL, Zullig, LL, Kolimaga, JT, and Provenzale, DT. "Factors associated with chemotherapy receipt and intensity for stage IV colorectal cancer (CRC): A multihealth system, population-based study." 45th Annual Meeting of the American-Society-of-Clinical-Oncology. Orlando, FL. May 29, 2009 - June 2, 2009.: AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, May 20, 2009.

Scholars@Duke

Zafar, Y, Grambow, SC, Abbott, DH, Malin, JL, Zullig, LL, Kolimaga, JT, and Provenzale, DT. "Factors associated with chemotherapy receipt and intensity for stage IV colorectal cancer (CRC): A multihealth system, population-based study." Journal of Clinical Oncology : Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 27, no. 15_suppl (May 2009): 6519-null.

PMID
27964025
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Chao, HH, Schwartz, AR, Hersh, J, Hunnibell, L, Jackson, GL, Provenzale, DT, Schlosser, J, Stapleton, LM, Zullig, LL, and Rose, MG. "Improving colorectal cancer screening and care in the Veterans Affairs Healthcare system." Clinical colorectal cancer 8, no. 1 (January 2009): 22-28. (Review)

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19203893
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Zafar, SY, Abernethy, AP, Abbott, DH, Grambow, SC, Marcello, JE, Herndon, JE, Rowe, KL, Kolimaga, JT, Zullig, LL, Patwardhan, MB, and Provenzale, DT. "Comorbidity, age, race and stage at diagnosis in colorectal cancer: a retrospective, parallel analysis of two health systems." Bmc Cancer 8 (November 25, 2008): 345-null.

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19032772
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Yousuf, SY, Abernethy, AP, Abbott, DH, Grambow, SC, Marcello, JE, Herndon, JE, Rowe, KL, Kolimaga, JT, Zullig, LL, Patwardhan, MB, and Provenzale, DT. "Comorbidity, age, race and stage at diagnosis in colorectal cancer: A retrospective, parallel analysis of two health systems." Bmc Cancer 8 (November 25, 2008).

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