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., 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 Educ Couns 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..” J Oncol Pract 10, no. 3 (May 2014): 162–67. https://doi.org/10.1200/JOP.2014.001406.

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24839274
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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.

Scholars@Duke

Zullig, Leah L., Felicia McCant, S Dee Melnyk, and Susanne Danus. “A HEALTH LITERACY INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE MEDICATION ADHERENCE USING MEDUCATION (R) TECHNOLOGY.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 29:S8–9. SPRINGER, 2014.

Scholars@Duke

Zullig, Leah L., Linda L. Sanders, Ryan J. Shaw, Felicia McCant, Susanne Danus, and Hayden B. Bosworth. “A randomised controlled trial of providing personalised cardiovascular risk information to modify health behaviour..” J Telemed Telecare 20, no. 3 (April 2014): 147–52. https://doi.org/10.1177/1357633X14528446.

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24647384
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Zullig, Leah L., George L. Jackson, Dawn Provenzale, Joan M. Griffin, Sean Phelan, Jason A. Nieuwsma, and Michelle van Ryn. “Utilization of hospital-based chaplain services among newly diagnosed male Veterans Affairs colorectal cancer patients..” J Relig Health 53, no. 2 (April 2014): 498–510. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-012-9653-2.

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23054482
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Ryn, Michelle van, Sean M. Phelan, Neeraj K. Arora, David A. Haggstrom, George L. Jackson, S Yousuf Zafar, Joan M. Griffin, et al. “Patient-reported quality of supportive care among patients with colorectal cancer in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System..” J Clin Oncol 32, no. 8 (March 10, 2014): 809–15. https://doi.org/10.1200/JCO.2013.49.4302.

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24493712
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Zullig, Leah L., S Dee Melnyk, Karen M. Stechuchak, Felicia McCant, Susanne Danus, Eugene Oddone, Lori Bastian, et al. “The Cardiovascular Intervention Improvement Telemedicine Study (CITIES): rationale for a tailored behavioral and educational pharmacist-administered intervention for achieving cardiovascular disease risk reduction..” Telemed J E Health 20, no. 2 (February 2014): 135–43. https://doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2013.0145.

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24303930
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