Leah Zullig, PhD, MPH - Durham Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care
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Leah Zullig, PhD, MPH



Dr. Zullig is a health services researcher and Core Investigator at the Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care. She is also the Deputy Director of the PhD fellowship program at the Center. Dr. Zullig is an Assistant Professor in the Duke Department of Population Health Sciences and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has formal training in implementation science. Dr. Zullig’s research is supported by a VA HSR&D Career Development Award, and 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 improving cancer care delivery and quality and promoting cancer survivorship and chronic disease self-management.


  • 2002 BS, Health Promotion, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
  • 2004 MPH, Public Health Administration, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
  • 2013 PhD, Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2015 Fellowship, Mentored Training for Dissemination & Implementation Research in Cancer (MT-DIRC), Washington University, St. Louis, MO


  • Ensuring cancer care and survivorship quality
  • Promoting patient chronic disease and cancer survivorship self-management
  • Improving health and quality of life for adults with multiple chronic conditions
  • Implementing evidence-based interventions into "real world" settings

 CONTACT: leah.zullig@va.gov

 View Dr. Zullig's PubMed Link to see her publications.