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

Bestvina, CM, Zullig, LL, and Yousuf Zafar, S. "The implications of out-of-pocket cost of cancer treatment in the USA: a critical appraisal of the literature." Future oncology (London, England) 10, no. 14 (November 2014): 2189-2199. (Review)

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25471033
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Zullig, LL, Pathman, J, Melnyk, SD, Brown, JN, Sanders, LL, Koropchak, C, Howard, T, Danus, S, McCant, F, and Bosworth, HB. "A protocol to evaluate the efficacy, perceptions, and cost of a cholesterol packaging approach to improve medication adherence." Contemporary clinical trials 39, no. 1 (September 2014): 106-112.

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25117806
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Goldstein, KM, Melnyk, SD, Zullig, LL, Stechuchak, KM, Oddone, E, Bastian, LA, Rakley, S, Olsen, MK, and Bosworth, HB. "Heart matters: Gender and racial differences cardiovascular disease risk factor control among veterans." Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health 24, no. 5 (September 2014): 477-483.

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25213741
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Zullig, LL, Rushing, C, Chino, FL, Samsa, G, Altomare, I, Tulsky, JA, Ubel, PA, Nicolla, J, Abernethy, AP, Peppercorn, JM, and Zafar, Y. "Can we identify patients at risk for discordance in preferred and actual role in cancer treatment decision making?." May 20, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Bestvina, CM, Zullig, LL, Rushing, C, Chino, F, Samsa, GP, Altomare, I, Tulsky, J, Ubel, P, Schrag, D, Nicolla, J, Abernethy, AP, Peppercorn, J, and Zafar, SY. "Patient-oncologist cost communication, financial distress, and medication adherence." Journal of oncology practice 10, no. 3 (May 2014): 162-167.

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24839274
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Zullig, LL, McCant, F, Melnyk, SD, Danus, S, and Bosworth, HB. "A health literacy pilot intervention to improve medication adherence using Meducation® technology." Patient education and counseling 95, no. 2 (May 2014): 288-291.

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24629834
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Zullig, LL, Jackson, GL, Provenzale, D, Griffin, JM, Phelan, S, Nieuwsma, JA, and van Ryn, M. "Utilization of Hospital-Based Chaplain Services Among Newly Diagnosed Male Veterans Affairs Colorectal Cancer Patients." Journal of Religion and Health 53, no. 2 (April 1, 2014): 498-510.

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Zullig, LL, Sanders, LL, Shaw, RJ, McCant, F, Danus, S, and Bosworth, HB. "A randomised controlled trial of providing personalised cardiovascular risk information to modify health behaviour." Journal of telemedicine and telecare 20, no. 3 (April 2014): 147-152.

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24647384
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Zullig, LL, Peterson, ED, and Bosworth, HB. "Strategies to overcome medication nonadherence--reply." JAMA 311, no. 16 (April 2014): 1693-1694. (Letter)

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24756525
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Goldstein, KM, Melnyk, SD, Zullig, LL, Stechuchak, K, Oddone, EZ, Bastian, LA, Rakley, S, Olsen, M, and Bosworth, H. "GENDER AND RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN CONTROL OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK FACTORS AMONG VETERANS." April 2014.

Scholars@Duke

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