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., 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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Zullig, Leah L., Kristin Schroeder, Pilli Nyindo, Theresia Namwai, Elvis Silayo, Angelah Msomba, Michael Oresto Munishi, et al. “Validation and Quality Assessment of the Kilimanjaro Cancer Registry..” J Glob Oncol 2, no. 6 (December 2016): 381–86. https://doi.org/10.1200/JGO.2015.002873.

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28717724
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Williams, Christina D., William M. Grady, and Leah L. Zullig. “Use of NCCN Guidelines, Other Guidelines, and Biomarkers for Colorectal Cancer Screening..” J Natl Compr Canc Netw 14, no. 11 (November 2016): 1479–85.

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27799515
Scholars@Duke

Nipp, Ryan D., Leah L. Zullig, Gregory Samsa, Jeffrey M. Peppercorn, Deborah Schrag, Donald H. Taylor, Amy P. Abernethy, and S Yousuf Zafar. “Identifying cancer patients who alter care or lifestyle due to treatment-related financial distress..” Psychooncology 25, no. 6 (June 2016): 719–25. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.3911.

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26149817
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Zullig, Leah L., Yuanyuan Liang, Shruthi Vale, Hayden Bosworth, and Barbara J. Turner. “FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH SUSTAINED UNCONTROLLED HYPERTENSION IN A LOW-INCOME, LARGELY HISPANIC PRIMARY CARE COHORT WITH DIABETES.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 31:S223–24. SPRINGER, 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Goldstein, Karen M., Leah L. Zullig, Hayden B. Bosworth, and Eugene Z. Oddone. “Consideration of Out-of-Office Blood Pressure Monitoring in Hypertension Management..” J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 18, no. 5 (May 2016): 381–82. https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.12729.

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26541118
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Zullig, Leah L., Linda L. Sanders, Steven Thomas, Jamie N. Brown, Susanne Danus, Felicia McCant, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Health beliefs and desire to improve cholesterol levels among patients with hyperlipidemia..” Patient Educ Couns 99, no. 5 (May 2016): 830–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2015.11.025.

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26673107
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Shaw, Ryan J., Kathryn Pollak, Leah L. Zullig, Gary Bennett, Karen Hawkins, and Isaac Lipkus. “Feasibility and Smokers' Evaluation of Self-Generated Text Messages to Promote Quitting..” Nicotine Tob Res 18, no. 5 (May 2016): 1206–9. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntv268.

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26647104
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