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., Karen M. Goldstein, Hayden B. Bosworth, Sara M. Andrews, Susanne Danus, George L. Jackson, Dawn Provenzale, Morris Weinberger, Michael J. Kelley, and Corrine I. Voils. “Chronic disease management perspectives of colorectal cancer survivors using the Veterans Affairs healthcare system: a qualitative analysis..” Bmc Health Services Research 18, no. 1 (March 9, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-2975-3.

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29523146
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Zullig, Leah L., and Lesley H. Curtis. “A population health perspective on a claims and electronic health record-based tool to screen for suboptimal medication adherence..” American Heart Journal 197 (March 2018): 150–52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2017.10.012.

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29447775
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Zullig, Leah L., Felicia McCant, Mina Silberberg, Fred Johnson, Bradi B. Granger, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Changing CHANGE: adaptations of an evidence-based telehealth cardiovascular disease risk reduction intervention..” Translational Behavioral Medicine 8, no. 2 (March 2018): 225–32. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibx030.

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29432589
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Zullig, Leah L., Callie Berkowitz, Julie Miller, Katherine Ramos, Rowena Dolor, Bridget F. Koontz, Yousuf Zafar, Deborah H. Allen, Jennifer Tenhover, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Assessing key stakeholders' knowledge, needs, and preferences for cancer survivorship care plans..” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36:30–30. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2018.36.7_suppl.30.

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Zullig, Leah L., Valerie Smith, Jennifer Lindquist, Christina D. Williams, Morris Weinberger, Dawn Provenzale, George L. Jackson, Michael J. Kelley, Susanne Danus, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Cardiovascular disease-related chronic conditions among Veterans Affairs colorectal cancer survivors: A matched case-control analysis..” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36:4–4. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2018.36.7_suppl.4.

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Zullig, Leah L., Dan V. Blalock, Samantha Dougherty, Rochelle Henderson, Carolyn C. Ha, Megan M. Oakes, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “The new landscape of medication adherence improvement: where population health science meets precision medicine..” Patient Preference and Adherence 12 (January 2018): 1225–30. https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S165404.

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30034226
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Bosworth, Hayden B., Barbara Ngouyombo, Jan Liska, Leah L. Zullig, Caroline Atlani, and Anne C. Beal. “The importance of cholesterol medication adherence: the need for behavioral change intervention programs..” Patient Prefer Adherence 12 (2018): 341–48. https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S153766.

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29563777
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Zullig, Leah L., Clarissa J. Diamantidis, Hayden B. Bosworth, Manjushri V. Bhapkar, Huiman Barnhart, Megan M. Oakes, Jane F. Pendergast, Julie J. Miller, and Uptal D. Patel. “Racial differences in nocturnal dipping status in diabetic kidney disease: Results from the STOP-DKD (Simultaneous Risk Factor Control Using Telehealth to Slow Progression of Diabetic Kidney Disease) study..” Journal of Clinical Hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.) 19, no. 12 (December 2017): 1327–35. https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.13088.

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28834119
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Zullig, Leah L., Karen M. Goldstein, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Changes in the Delivery of Veterans Affairs Cancer Care: Ensuring Delivery of Coordinated, Quality Cancer Care in a Time of Uncertainty..” Journal of Oncology Practice 13, no. 11 (November 2017): 709–11. https://doi.org/10.1200/JOP.2017.021527.

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28892409
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