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Melissa Zullo, Ph.D, MPH

Assistant Professor - Epidemiology



PhD, Epidemiology, Case Western Reserve University, 2009; MPH, Public Health, Kent State University/Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, 2003; MA, Exercise Physiology, 1998. 

Dr. Zullo joined the faculty of Kent State University as part of the new College of Public Health in August 2009. Since joining the faculty, Dr. Zullo has been awarded RO3 funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, was a co-investigator on a successful grant with SUMMA Health Systems, and has received grant funding from the Initiative for Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Zullo has multiple peer-reviewed articles, and has presented at numerous conferences at both the national and regional level. Her research on metabolic syndrome management was presented the Beginning Investigator Award from the Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Dr. Zullo's research is related to cardiovascular disease, obesity, disability and illness burden, and quality improvement.  

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Dolansky, M. A., Zullo, M.D, Moore, S. M., Boxer, R.S. Initial Efficacy of a Cardiac Rehabilitation Transition Program: Cardiac TRUST. J of Gerontol Nurs. 2011; 37:36-44 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22084960

Dolansky MA, Zullo MD, Hassanein S, Schaefer JT, Murray P, Boxer R. Cardiac Rehabilitation in Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Missed Opportunity. Heart Lung. 2011. (Epub ahead of print) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22054718

Zullo MD, Jackson LW, Whalen CC, and Dolansky MA. Evaluation of the Recommended Core Components of Cardiac Rehabilitation Practice: An Opportunity for Quality Improvement. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. Dec 21, 2011 (Epub ahead of print) ttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22193929

Zullo MD, Dolansky MA, and Jackson LW. Metabolic Syndrome: Identification and Management in Cardiac Rehabilitation. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2011;31:92-9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20842044

Dolansky, MA, Xu F, Zullo, MD, Moore SM, Rimm A. Post-acute care services received by older adults following a cardiac event: a population-based analysis. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2010 Jul-Aug;25:342-9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20539168

Namagembe I, Jackson LW, Zullo MD, Byamugisha JK, Frank SH, Sethi AK.  Consumption of alcoholic beverages among pregnant urban Ugandan women.  Maternal and Child Health Journal, 2009 Jul 23. Matern Child Health J. 2010 Jul;14(4):492-500. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19629663

Zullo MD, Dolansky M, Jackson, LW. Cardiac rehabilitation, health-behaviors, and body mass index post-myocardial infarction. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2010 Jan-Feb;30(1):28-34 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20068420

Jackson LW, Zullo MD, Goldberg JM. The association between heavy metals, endometriosis, and uterine myomas among premenopausal women, NHANES 1999-2002. Human Reproduction, 2008 Mar; 23(3):679-87. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18192673

Research Areas
  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • Obesity/Diabetes
  • Quality Improvement
Melissa Zullo, Ph.D, MPH
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College of Public Health
CONTACT INFO
Phone: 330-672-6509
mellenbu@kent.edu
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