Julia Jarrard Scialla, MD

Associate Professor 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 Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2003

Publications

Melamed, ML, Chonchol, M, Gutiérrez, OM, Kalantar-Zadeh, K, Kendrick, J, Norris, K, Scialla, JJ, and Thadhani, R. "The Role of Vitamin D in CKD Stages 3 to 4: Report of a Scientific Workshop Sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation." American Journal of Kidney Diseases : the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation (October 5, 2018).

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30297082
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Olivo, RE, Hale, SL, Diamantidis, CJ, Bhavsar, NA, Tyson, CC, Tucker, KL, Carithers, TC, Kestenbaum, B, Muntner, P, Tanner, RM, Booth, JN, Mwasongwe, SE, Pendergast, J, Boulware, LE, and Scialla, JJ. "Dietary Phosphorus and Ambulatory Blood Pressure in African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study." American Journal of Hypertension (August 10, 2018).

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30107444
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Scialla, JJ, Brown, L, Gurley, S, Corcoran, DL, Bain, JR, Muehlbauer, MJ, O'Neal, SK, M O'Connell, T, Wolf, M, Melamed, ML, Hostetter, TH, and Abramowitz, MK. "Metabolic Changes with Base-Loading in CKD." Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Cjasn 13, no. 8 (August 2018): 1244-1246.

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29934431
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Scialla, JJ. "Evidence basis for integrated management of mineral metabolism in patients with end-stage renal disease." Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension 27, no. 4 (July 2018): 258-267.

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29677006
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Gerber, C, Cai, X, Lee, J, Craven, T, Scialla, J, Souma, N, Srivastava, A, Mehta, R, Paluch, A, Hodakowski, A, Frazier, R, Carnethon, MR, Wolf, MS, and Isakova, T. "Incidence and Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease in Black and White Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes." Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Cjasn 13, no. 6 (June 2018): 884-892.

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29798889
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Olivo, RE, Davenport, CA, Diamantidis, CJ, Bhavsar, NA, Tyson, CC, Hall, R, Bidulescu, A, Young, B, Mwasongwe, SE, Pendergast, J, Boulware, LE, and Scialla, JJ. "Obesity and synergistic risk factors for chronic kidney disease in African American adults: the Jackson Heart Study." Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation : Official Publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association European Renal Association 33, no. 6 (June 2018): 992-1001.

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28992354
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Isakova, T, Cai, X, Lee, J, Xie, D, Wang, X, Mehta, R, Allen, NB, Scialla, JJ, Pencina, MJ, Anderson, AH, Talierco, J, Chen, J, Fischer, MJ, Steigerwalt, SP, Leonard, MB, Hsu, C-Y, de Boer, IH, Kusek, JW, Feldman, HI, Wolf, M, and Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study Investigators, . "Longitudinal FGF23 Trajectories and Mortality in Patients with CKD." Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Jasn 29, no. 2 (February 2018): 579-590.

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29167351
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Lunyera, J, Davenport, CA, Bhavsar, NA, Sims, M, Scialla, J, Pendergast, J, Hall, R, Tyson, CC, Russell, JSC, Wang, W, Correa, A, Boulware, LE, and Diamantidis, CJ. "Nondepressive Psychosocial Factors and CKD Outcomes in Black Americans." Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Cjasn 13, no. 2 (February 2018): 213-222.

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29298761
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Khairallah, P, Isakova, T, Asplin, J, Hamm, L, Dobre, M, Rahman, M, Sharma, K, Leonard, M, Miller, E, Jaar, B, Brecklin, C, Yang, W, Wang, X, Feldman, H, Wolf, M, Scialla, JJ, and Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study Investigators, . "Acid Load and Phosphorus Homeostasis in CKD." American Journal of Kidney Diseases : the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation 70, no. 4 (October 2017): 541-550.

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28645705
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Scialla, JJ, Asplin, J, Wolf, M, and Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study Investigators, . "The Authors Reply." Kidney International 91, no. 6 (June 2017): 1518-1519. (Letter)

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28501306
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