Leah L Zullig, PhD

Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Associate 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

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.

PMID
28573448
Full Text

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.

PMID
28192012
Full Text

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.

PMID
28214168
Full Text

Zullig, Leah L., Yuanyuan Liang, Shruthi Vale Arismendez, Aron Trevino, Hayden B. Bosworth, and Barbara J. Turner. “Trajectory of systolic blood pressure in a low-income, racial-ethnic minority cohort with diabetes and baseline uncontrolled hypertension..” J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 19, no. 7 (July 2017): 722–30. https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.12984.

PMID
28371157
Full Text

Zullig, Leah L., Kellie J. Sims, Rebecca McNeil, Christina D. Williams, George L. Jackson, Dawn Provenzale, and Michael J. Kelley. “Cancer Incidence Among Patients of the U.S. Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 2010 Update..” Mil Med 182, no. 7 (July 2017): e1883–91. https://doi.org/10.7205/MILMED-D-16-00371.

PMID
28810986
Full Text

Berkowitz, Callie, Deborah H. Allen, Jennifer Tenhover, Leah L. Zullig, Jonathan E. Fischer, Kathryn I. Pollak, Minoka R. Hicks, John V. Hillson, and Bridget F. Koontz. “Survivorship needs after head and neck cancer treatment..” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 35:10062–10062. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2017. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2017.35.15_suppl.10062.

Full Text

Zullig, Leah L., Steven Wolf, Lisa Vlastelica, Veena Shankaran, and S Yousuf Zafar. “The Role of Patient Financial Assistance Programs in Reducing Costs for Cancer Patients..” J Manag Care Spec Pharm 23, no. 4 (April 2017): 407–11. https://doi.org/10.18553/jmcp.2017.23.4.407.

PMID
28345445
Full Text

Chung, Arlene, Angela M. Stover, Lynne I. Wagner, Thomas William LeBlanc, Umit Topalaglu, Yousuf Zafar, Leah L. Zullig, Phil Smeltzer, and Ethan M. Basch. “Harmonization of patient-reported outcomes into EHRs at four cancer hospital outpatient clinics for patient care and quality assessment..” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, Vol. 35. AMER SOC CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Zullig, Leah L., William R. Carpenter, and Christina D. Williams. “Next steps to improve disparities in lung cancer treatment clinical trial enrollment..” Ann Transl Med 5, no. 5 (March 2017). https://doi.org/10.21037/atm.2017.01.25.

PMID
28361083
Full Text

Helmy, R., L. L. Zullig, J. Dunbar-Jacob, D. A. Hughes, B. Vrijens, I. B. Wilson, and S. De Geest. “ESPACOMP Medication Adherence Reporting Guidelines (EMERGE): a reactive-Delphi study protocol..” Bmj Open 7, no. 2 (February 10, 2017). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013496.

PMID
28188154
Full Text

Pages