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., 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 Prefer Adherence 12 (2018): 1225–30. https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S165404.

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30034226
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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..” J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 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..” J Oncol Pract 13, no. 11 (November 2017): 709–11. https://doi.org/10.1200/JOP.2017.021527.

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28892409
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Berkowitz, Callie M., Leah L. Zullig, Bridget F. Koontz, and Sophia K. Smith. “Prescribing an App? Oncology Providers' Views on Mobile Health Apps for Cancer Care..” Jco Clin Cancer Inform 1 (November 2017): 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1200/CCI.17.00107.

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30657404
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Berkowitz, C., D. H. Allen, J. Tenhover, L. L. Zullig, J. E. Fischer, K. I. Pollak, S. K. Smith, et al. “Bridging the Gap: PCP and Patient Needs in Head and Neck Cancer Survivor Care.” In International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, 99:E530–31. Elsevier BV, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.06.1874.

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Bosworth, Hayden B., Jamie N. Brown, Susanne Danus, Linda L. Sanders, Felicia McCant, Leah L. Zullig, and Maren K. Olsen. “Evaluation of a packaging approach to improve cholesterol medication adherence..” Am J Manag Care 23, no. 9 (September 1, 2017): e280–86.

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29087166
Scholars@Duke

Lin, Cheryl, Rachel Clark, Pikuei Tu, Hayden B. Bosworth, and Leah L. Zullig. “Breast cancer oral anti-cancer medication adherence: a systematic review of psychosocial motivators and barriers..” Breast Cancer Res Treat 165, no. 2 (September 2017): 247–60. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-017-4317-2.

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28573448
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Goldstein, Karen M., Karen M. Stechuchak, Leah L. Zullig, Eugene Z. Oddone, Maren K. Olsen, Felicia A. McCant, Lori A. Bastian, Bryan C. Batch, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Impact of Gender on Satisfaction and Confidence in Cholesterol Control Among Veterans at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease..” J Womens Health (Larchmt) 26, no. 7 (July 2017): 806–14. https://doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2016.5739.

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28192012
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Zullig, Leah L., Phil Mendys, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Medication adherence: A practical measurement selection guide using case studies..” Patient Educ Couns 100, no. 7 (July 2017): 1410–14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2017.02.001.

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28214168
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