Julia Jarrard Scialla, MD

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 2400 Pratt Street, Rm 7042, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 668-8764
Email address julia.scialla@duke.edu

Dr. Scialla is an Associate Professor of Medicine in Nephrology at Duke University and a faculty member at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.  Dr. Scialla trained in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Clinical Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Her research focuses on chronic kidney disease (CKD) epidemiology and prevention, with an emphasis on the role of metabolic complications and nutrition. Current studies are focused on treatment and prevention of abnormal phosphate homeostasis, acid-base physiology, diabetic and other forms of kidney disease, and outcomes in end-stage kidney disease. 

Dr. Scialla’s work engages a number of study designs including prospective cohort studies, observational comparative effectiveness studies, and patient-oriented physiologic studies. She has worked closely with multiple chronic disease cohorts including the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study, the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK), the Jackson Heart Study (JHS), and secondary analyses in clinical trials. Studies in electronic health records (EHR) and registries have engaged dialysis EHR data, the United States Renal Data System, and public registries, such as the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Physiologic studies include the Acid Base Complication in CKD Study, secondary analyses in the DASH Mechanism Study, and the newly launched MURDOCK Kidney Health Study.

Education and Training

  • Nephrology, Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2006 - 2010
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2003 - 2006
  • M.H.S., Johns Hopkins Unversity, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2003

Publications

Hu, Emily A., Josef Coresh, Cheryl A. M. Anderson, Lawrence J. Appel, Morgan E. Grams, Deidra C. Crews, Katherine T. Mills, et al. “Adherence to Healthy Dietary Patterns and Risk of CKD Progression and All-Cause Mortality: Findings From the CRIC (Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort) Study.” Am J Kidney Dis 77, no. 2 (February 2021): 235–44. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2020.04.019.

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32768632
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Scialla, Julia J., Jessica Kendrick, Jaime Uribarri, Csaba P. Kovesdy, Orlando M. Gutiérrez, Elizabeth Yakes Jimenez, and Holly J. Kramer. “State-of-the-Art Management of Hyperphosphatemia in Patients With CKD: An NKF-KDOQI Controversies Perspective.” Am J Kidney Dis 77, no. 1 (January 2021): 132–41. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2020.05.025.

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Anderson, Amanda H., Dawei Xie, Xue Wang, Robin L. Baudier, Paula Orlandi, Lawrence J. Appel, Laura M. Dember, et al. “Novel Risk Factors for Progression of Diabetic and Nondiabetic CKD: Findings From the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study.” Am J Kidney Dis 77, no. 1 (January 2021): 56-73.e1. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2020.07.011.

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32866540
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Shavadia, Jay S., Jonathan Wilson, Daniel Edmonston, Alyssa Platt, Patti Ephraim, Rasheeda Hall, Benjamin A. Goldstein, et al. “Statins and atherosclerotic cardiovascular outcomes in patients on incident dialysis and with atherosclerotic heart disease.” Am Heart J 231 (January 2021): 36–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2020.10.055.

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Schrauben, Sarah J., Hsiang-Yu Chen, Eugene Lin, Christopher Jepson, Wei Yang, Julia J. Scialla, Michael J. Fischer, et al. “Hospitalizations among adults with chronic kidney disease in the United States: A cohort study.” Plos Med 17, no. 12 (December 2020): e1003470. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003470.

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Hall, Rasheeda, Alyssa Platt, Jonathan Wilson, Patti L. Ephraim, Angelina S. Hwang, Angel Chen, Daniel E. Weiner, et al. “Trends in Mineral Metabolism Treatment Strategies in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis in the United States.” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 15, no. 11 (November 6, 2020): 1603–13. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.04350420.

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Kwan, Brian, Tobias Fuhrer, Jing Zhang, Manjula Darshi, Benjamin Van Espen, Daniel Montemayor, Ian H. de Boer, et al. “Metabolomic Markers of Kidney Function Decline in Patients With Diabetes: Evidence From the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study.” Am J Kidney Dis 76, no. 4 (October 2020): 511–20. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2020.01.019.

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Mehta, Rupal, Xuan Cai, Jungwha Lee, Dawei Xie, Xue Wang, Julia Scialla, Amanda H. Anderson, et al. “Serial Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 Measurements and Risk of Requirement for Kidney Replacement Therapy: The CRIC (Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort) Study.” Am J Kidney Dis 75, no. 6 (June 2020): 908–18. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.09.009.

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Lunyera, Joseph, John W. Stanifer, Clemontina A. Davenport, Dinushika Mohottige, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Julia J. Scialla, Jane Pendergast, L Ebony Boulware, and Clarissa Jonas Diamantidis. “Life Course Socioeconomic Status, Allostatic Load, and Kidney Health in Black Americans.” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 15, no. 3 (March 6, 2020): 341–48. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.08430719.

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Mitchell, Nia S., Julia J. Scialla, and William S. Yancy. “Are low-carbohydrate diets safe in diabetic and nondiabetic chronic kidney disease?” Ann N Y Acad Sci 1461, no. 1 (February 2020): 25–36. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.13997.

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30644556
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