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

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.

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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.

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28345445
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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.

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28361083
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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.

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28188154
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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 2017). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013496.

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Bosworth, Hayden B., Stephen P. Fortmann, Jennifer Kuntz, Leah L. Zullig, Phil Mendys, Monika Safford, Shobha Phansalkar, Tracy Wang, and Maureen H. Rumptz. “Recommendations for Providers on Person-Centered Approaches to Assess and Improve Medication Adherence..” J Gen Intern Med 32, no. 1 (January 2017): 93–100. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-016-3851-7.

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27599489
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Whalley Buono, Elizabeth, Bernard Vrijens, Hayden B. Bosworth, Larry Z. Liu, Leah L. Zullig, and Bradi B. Granger. “Coming full circle in the measurement of medication adherence: opportunities and implications for health care..” Patient Prefer Adherence 11 (2017): 1009–17. https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S127131.

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28652710
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Zullig, Leah L., Valerie A. Smith, George L. Jackson, Susanne Danus, Merritt Schnell, Jennifer Lindquist, Dawn Provenzale, Morris Weinberger, Michael J. Kelley, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Colorectal Cancer Statistics From the Veterans Affairs Central Cancer Registry..” Clin Colorectal Cancer 15, no. 4 (December 2016): e199–204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clcc.2016.04.005.

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27301717
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Check, Devon K., Katherine E. Reeder-Hayes, Leah L. Zullig, Morris Weinberger, Ethan M. Basch, and Stacie B. Dusetzina. “Examining racial variation in antiemetic use and post-chemotherapy health care utilization for nausea and vomiting among breast cancer patients..” Support Care Cancer 24, no. 12 (December 2016): 4839–47. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-016-3338-4.

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27465051
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