Leah L. Zullig, PhD, MPH

Leah L. Zullig, PhD, MPH is a health services researcher at the Durham VA Medical Center and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Duke University. Dr. Zullig completed her doctoral training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Health Policy and Management. Previously, Dr. Zullig worked as a research project director and earned a competitive pre-doctoral fellowship in cancer care quality before becoming a Core Investigator with the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care at the Durham VA Medical Center. Her research, supported by a VA HSR&D Career Development Award, focuses on improving colorectal cancer survivors’ care quality through a self-management intervention bridging cancer surveillance and chronic disease management. In addition to her Career Development Award, Dr. Zullig’s research focuses on dissemination and implementation strategies, the reduction of healthcare disparities, developing cancer care quality monitoring systems, and promoting patient chronic disease self-management. She has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Zullig completed her BS in Health Promotion and her MPH in Public Health Administration.