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

Zullig, Leah L., Charles Muiruri, Pili Nyindo, Theresia Namwai, Francis Karia, Michael Oresto, Elvis Silayo, Angelah Msomba, John Bartlett, and Yousuf Zafar. “Validation and quality assessment of the Kilimanjaro Cancer Registry..” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 34:266–266. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2016. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2016.34.7_suppl.266.

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Zullig, Leah L., Valerie Smith, Susanne Danus, Merritt Schnell, Jennifer Lindquist, Dawn T. Provenzale, George L. Jackson, Morris Weinberger, Michael J. Kelley, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Colorectal cancer survivorship statistics: A Veterans Affairs Central Cancer Registry analysis..” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 34:e267–e267. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2016. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2016.34.3_suppl.e267.

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Zullig, Leah L., Alice G. Fortune-Britt, Shangbang Rao, Seth D. Tyree, Paul A. Godley, and William R. Carpenter. “Enrollment and Racial Disparities in Cancer Treatment Clinical Trials in North Carolina..” N C Med J 77, no. 1 (January 2016): 52–58. https://doi.org/10.18043/ncm.77.1.52.

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26763244
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Zullig, Leah L., Bradi B. Granger, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “A renewed Medication Adherence Alliance call to action: harnessing momentum to address medication nonadherence in the United States..” Patient Prefer Adherence 10 (2016): 1189–95. https://doi.org/10.2147/PPA.S100844.

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27462145
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Ramalingam, S., K. I. Pollak, L. L. Zullig, and M. R. Harrison. “What Should We Tell Patients About Physical Activity After a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis?.” Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.) 29, no. 9 (September 1, 2015).

Scholars@Duke

Shaw, Ryan J., Leah L. Zullig, Matthew J. Crowley, Steven C. Grambow, Jennifer H. Lindquist, Bimal R. Shah, Eric Peterson, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Willingness of Patients to Use Computers for Health Communication and Monitoring Following Myocardial Infarction..” Comput Inform Nurs 33, no. 9 (September 2015): 384–89. https://doi.org/10.1097/CIN.0000000000000175.

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26176640
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Ramalingam, Sundhar, Kathryn I. Pollak, Leah L. Zullig, and Michael R. Harrison. “What Should We Tell Patients About Physical Activity After a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis?.” Oncology (Williston Park) 29, no. 9 (September 2015): 680–94.

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26384805
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Zullig, Leah L., Hayden B. Bosworth, Amy S. Jeffreys, Leonor Corsino, Cynthia J. Coffman, Eugene Z. Oddone, William S. Yancy, and Kelli D. Allen. “The association of comorbid conditions with patient-reported outcomes in Veterans with hip and knee osteoarthritis..” In Clin Rheumatol, 34:1435–41, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10067-014-2707-y.

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24916605
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Jackson, George L., Leah L. Zullig, Sean M. Phelan, Dawn Provenzale, Joan M. Griffin, Steven B. Clauser, David A. Haggstrom, Rahul M. Jindal, and Michelle van Ryn. “Patient characteristics associated with the level of patient-reported care coordination among male patients with colorectal cancer in the Veterans Affairs health care system..” Cancer 121, no. 13 (July 1, 2015): 2207–13. https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.29341.

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25782082
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Zullig, Leah L., Karen M. Stechuchak, Karen M. Goldstein, Maren K. Olsen, Felicia M. McCant, Susanne Danus, Matthew J. Crowley, Eugene Z. Oddone, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Patient-reported medication adherence barriers among patients with cardiovascular risk factors..” J Manag Care Spec Pharm 21, no. 6 (June 2015): 479–85. https://doi.org/10.18553/jmcp.2015.21.6.479.

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26011549
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