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., and Hayden B. Bosworth. “Behavioral interventions to improve hypertension control in the Veterans Affairs healthcare system..” Journal of Clinical Hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.) 16, no. 11 (November 2014): 827–37. https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.12423.

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25294103
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Bestvina, Christine M., Leah L. Zullig, and S. Yousuf Zafar. “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): 2189–99. https://doi.org/10.2217/fon.14.130.

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25471033
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Shaw, Ryan J., Dori M. Steinberg, Leah L. Zullig, Hayden B. Bosworth, Constance M. Johnson, and Linda L. Davis. “mHealth interventions for weight loss: a guide for achieving treatment fidelity..” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : Jamia 21, no. 6 (November 2014): 959–63. https://doi.org/10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002610.

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24853065
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Zullig, Leah L., Joshua Pathman, S Dee Melnyk, Jamie N. Brown, Linda L. Sanders, Celine Koropchak, Teresa Howard, Susanne Danus, Felicia McCant, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “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): 106–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2014.08.003.

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25117806
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Goldstein, Karen M., S Dee Melnyk, Leah L. Zullig, Karen M. Stechuchak, Eugene Oddone, Lori A. Bastian, Susan Rakley, Maren K. Olsen, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “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): 477–83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.whi.2014.05.005.

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25213741
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Zullig, Leah L., Christel Rushing, Fumiko Ladd Chino, Greg Samsa, Ivy Altomare, James A. Tulsky, Peter A. Ubel, et al. “Can we identify patients at risk for discordance in preferred and actual role in cancer treatment decision making?.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 32:6615–6615. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2014. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2014.32.15_suppl.6615.

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Zullig, Leah L., Felicia McCant, S Dee Melnyk, Susanne Danus, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “A health literacy pilot intervention to improve medication adherence using Meducation® technology..” Patient Education and Counseling 95, no. 2 (May 2014): 288–91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2014.02.004.

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24629834
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Bestvina, Christine M., Leah L. Zullig, Christel Rushing, Fumiko Chino, Gregory P. Samsa, Ivy Altomare, James Tulsky, et al. “Patient-oncologist cost communication, financial distress, and medication adherence..” Journal of Oncology Practice 10, no. 3 (May 2014): 162–67. https://doi.org/10.1200/jop.2014.001406.

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24839274
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Zullig, L. L., G. L. Jackson, D. Provenzale, J. M. Griffin, S. Phelan, J. A. Nieuwsma, and M. van Ryn. “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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-012-9653-2.

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Goldstein, Karen M., S Dee Melnyk, Leah L. Zullig, Karen Stechuchak, Eugene Z. Oddone, Lori A. Bastian, Susan Rakley, Maren Olsen, and Hayden Bosworth. “GENDER AND RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN CONTROL OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK FACTORS AMONG VETERANS.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29:S103–S103. SPRINGER, 2014.

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