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

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

Zullig, LL, McCant, F, Melnyk, SD, and Danus, S. "A HEALTH LITERACY INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE MEDICATION ADHERENCE USING MEDUCATION (R) TECHNOLOGY." April 2014.

Scholars@Duke

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 2014): 498-510.

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23054482
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van Ryn, M, Phelan, SM, Arora, NK, Haggstrom, DA, Jackson, GL, Zafar, SY, Griffin, JM, Zullig, LL, Provenzale, D, Yeazel, MW, Jindal, RM, and Clauser, SB. "Patient-reported quality of supportive care among patients with colorectal cancer in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System." Journal of Clinical Oncology : Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 32, no. 8 (March 2014): 809-815.

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24493712
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Zullig, LL, Melnyk, SD, Stechuchak, KM, McCant, F, Danus, S, Oddone, E, Bastian, L, Olsen, M, Edelman, D, Rakley, S, Morey, M, and Bosworth, HB. "The Cardiovascular Intervention Improvement Telemedicine Study (CITIES): rationale for a tailored behavioral and educational pharmacist-administered intervention for achieving cardiovascular disease risk reduction." Telemedicine Journal and E Health : the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association 20, no. 2 (February 2014): 135-143.

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24303930
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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 (January 1, 2014): 288-291.

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Zullig, LL, Vanderburg, SB, Muiruri, C, Abernethy, A, Weiner, BJ, and Bartlett, J. "Sustainability of cancer registration in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania--a qualitative assessment." World health & population 15, no. 1 (January 2014): 21-30.

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24702763
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