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

Publications

Isakova, Tamara, Xuan Cai, Jungwha Lee, Rupal Mehta, Xiaoming Zhang, Wei Yang, Lisa Nessel, et al. “Longitudinal Evolution of Markers of Mineral Metabolism in Patients With CKD: The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study..” Am J Kidney Dis, October 23, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.07.022.

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31668375
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Scialla, Julia J., and Pao-Hwa Lin. “Revamping the 'renal' diet: using foods to control phosphorus physiology..” Nephrol Dial Transplant 34, no. 10 (October 1, 2019): 1619–22. https://doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfz019.

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30805628
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Tyson, Crystal C., Clemontina A. Davenport, Pao-Hwa Lin, Julia J. Scialla, Rasheeda Hall, Clarissa J. Diamantidis, Joseph Lunyera, et al. “DASH Diet and Blood Pressure Among Black Americans With and Without CKD: The Jackson Heart Study..” Am J Hypertens 32, no. 10 (September 24, 2019): 975–82. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajh/hpz090.

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31187128
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Brown, Landon, Alison Luciano, Jane Pendergast, Pascale Khairallah, Cheryl A. M. Anderson, James Sondheimer, L Lee Hamm, et al. “Predictors of Net Acid Excretion in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study..” Am J Kidney Dis 74, no. 2 (August 2019): 203–12. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2018.12.043.

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30910373
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Lunyera, Joseph, Clemontina A. Davenport, Jane Pendergast, Solomon K. Musani, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Mario Sims, Stanford Mwasongwe, et al. “Modifiers of Plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes in Black Americans: The Jackson Heart Study.,” June 1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2018-01747.

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30668751
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Lunyera, Joseph, Clemontina A. Davenport, Jane Pendergast, Solomon K. Musani, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Mario Sims, Stanford Mwasongwe, et al. “Modifiers of Plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Chronic Kidney Disease Outcomes in Black Americans: The Jackson Heart Study.,” June 1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2018-01747.

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30668751
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Bundy, Joshua D., Xuan Cai, Julia J. Scialla, Mirela A. Dobre, Jing Chen, Chi-Yuan Hsu, Mary B. Leonard, et al. “Serum Calcification Propensity and Coronary Artery Calcification Among Patients With CKD: The CRIC (Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort) Study..” Am J Kidney Dis 73, no. 6 (June 2019): 806–14. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.01.024.

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30935773
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Hein, Aaron M., Julia J. Scialla, Daniel Edmonston, Lauren B. Cooper, Adam D. DeVore, and Robert J. Mentz. “Medical Management of Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction in Patients With Advanced Renal Disease..” Jacc Heart Fail 7, no. 5 (May 2019): 371–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2019.02.009.

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31047016
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Lunyera, Joseph, Clemontina A. Davenport, Chandra L. Jackson, Dayna A. Johnson, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Mario Sims, Julia J. Scialla, et al. “Evaluation of Allostatic Load as a Mediator of Sleep and Kidney Outcomes in Black Americans..” Kidney Int Rep 4, no. 3 (March 2019): 425–33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ekir.2018.12.005.

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30899870
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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, January 15, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.13997.

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30644556
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