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

Lunyera, J, Davenport, CA, Jackson, CL, Johnson, DA, Bhavsar, NA, Sims, M, Scialla, JJ, Stanifer, JW, Pendergast, J, McMullan, CJ, Ricardo, AC, Boulware, LE, and Diamantidis, CJ. "Evaluation of Allostatic Load as a Mediator of Sleep and Kidney Outcomes in Black Americans." Kidney International Reports 4, no. 3 (March 1, 2019): 425-433.

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Scialla, JJ, and Lin, P-H. "Revamping the 'renal' diet: using foods to control phosphorus physiology." Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation : Official Publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association European Renal Association (February 25, 2019).

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30805628
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Mitchell, NS, Scialla, JJ, and Yancy, WS. "Are low-carbohydrate diets safe in diabetic and nondiabetic chronic kidney disease?." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (January 15, 2019). (Review)

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30644556
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Diamantidis, CJ, Davenport, CA, Lunyera, J, Bhavsar, N, Scialla, J, Hall, R, Tyson, C, Sims, M, Strigo, T, Powe, NR, and Boulware, LE. "Low use of routine medical care among African Americans with high CKD risk: the Jackson Heart Study." Bmc Nephrology 20, no. 1 (January 10, 2019): 11-null.

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30630437
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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 32, no. 1 (January 2019): 94-103.

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30107444
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Frazier, R, Mehta, R, Cai, X, Lee, J, Napoli, S, Craven, T, Tuazon, J, Safdi, A, Scialla, J, Susztak, K, and Isakova, T. "Associations of Fenofibrate Therapy With Incidence and Progression of CKD in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes." Kidney International Reports 4, no. 1 (January 2019): 94-102.

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30596172
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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 72, no. 6 (December 2018): 834-845.

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30297082
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Hall, RK, and Scialla, JJ. "Vitamin D Receptor Agonists for Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis." Jama 320, no. 22 (December 2018): 2319-2321.

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30535205
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Lunyera, J, and Scialla, JJ. "Update on Chronic Kidney Disease Mineral and Bone Disorder in Cardiovascular Disease." Seminars in Nephrology 38, no. 6 (November 2018): 542-558. (Review)

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30413250
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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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