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

Whalley Buono, E, Vrijens, B, Bosworth, HB, Liu, LZ, Zullig, LL, and Granger, BB. "Coming full circle in the measurement of medication adherence: opportunities and implications for health care." Patient Preference and Adherence 11 (January 2017): 1009-1017.

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28652710
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Zullig, LL, Smith, VA, Jackson, GL, Danus, S, Schnell, M, Lindquist, J, Provenzale, D, Weinberger, M, Kelley, MJ, and Bosworth, HB. "Colorectal Cancer Statistics From the Veterans Affairs Central Cancer Registry." Clinical Colorectal Cancer 15, no. 4 (December 2016): e199-e204.

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27301717
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Check, DK, Reeder-Hayes, KE, Zullig, LL, Weinberger, M, Basch, EM, and Dusetzina, SB. "Examining racial variation in antiemetic use and post-chemotherapy health care utilization for nausea and vomiting among breast cancer patients." Supportive Care in Cancer : Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 24, no. 12 (December 2016): 4839-4847.

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27465051
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Zullig, LL, Schroeder, K, Nyindo, P, Namwai, T, Silayo, E, Msomba, A, Munishi, MO, Karia, F, Muiruri, C, Bartlett, J, Maro, V, and Zafar, SY. "Validation and Quality Assessment of the Kilimanjaro Cancer Registry." Journal of Global Oncology 2, no. 6 (December 2016): 381-386.

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28717724
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Goldstein, KM, Zullig, LL, Bastian, LA, and Bosworth, HB. "Statin Adherence: Does Gender Matter?." Current Atherosclerosis Reports 18, no. 11 (November 2016): 63-null. (Review)

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27696318
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Williams, CD, Grady, WM, and Zullig, LL. "Use of NCCN Guidelines, Other Guidelines, and Biomarkers for Colorectal Cancer Screening." Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN 14, no. 11 (November 2016): 1479-1485. (Review)

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27799515
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Nipp, RD, Zullig, LL, Samsa, G, Peppercorn, JM, Schrag, D, Taylor, DH, Abernethy, AP, and Zafar, SY. "Identifying cancer patients who alter care or lifestyle due to treatment-related financial distress." Psycho Oncology 25, no. 6 (June 2016): 719-725.

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26149817
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Goldstein, KM, Zullig, LL, Bosworth, HB, and Oddone, EZ. "Consideration of Out-of-Office Blood Pressure Monitoring in Hypertension Management." Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.) 18, no. 5 (May 2016): 381-382.

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26541118
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Zullig, LL, Sanders, LL, Thomas, S, Brown, JN, Danus, S, McCant, F, and Bosworth, HB. "Health beliefs and desire to improve cholesterol levels among patients with hyperlipidemia." Patient education and counseling 99, no. 5 (May 2016): 830-835.

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26673107
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Shaw, RJ, Pollak, K, Zullig, LL, Bennett, G, Hawkins, K, and Lipkus, I. "Feasibility and Smokers' Evaluation of Self-Generated Text Messages to Promote Quitting." Nicotine & Tobacco Research 18, no. 5 (May 2016): 1206-1209.

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26647104
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