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

Frazier, Rebecca, Rupal Mehta, Xuan Cai, Jungwha Lee, Sara Napoli, Timothy Craven, Jennifer Tuazon, et al. “Associations of Fenofibrate Therapy With Incidence and Progression of CKD in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes..” Kidney Int Rep 4, no. 1 (January 2019): 94–102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ekir.2018.09.006.

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30596172
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Melamed, Michal L., Michel Chonchol, Orlando M. Gutiérrez, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Jessica Kendrick, Keith Norris, Julia J. Scialla, and Ravi Thadhani. “The Role of Vitamin D in CKD Stages 3 to 4: Report of a Scientific Workshop Sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation..” Am J Kidney Dis 72, no. 6 (December 2018): 834–45. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2018.06.031.

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30297082
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Scialla, Julia J., Landon Brown, Susan Gurley, David L. Corcoran, James R. Bain, Michael J. Muehlbauer, Sara K. O’Neal, et al. “Metabolic Changes with Base-Loading in CKD..” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 13, no. 8 (August 7, 2018): 1244–46. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.01830218.

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29934431
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Gerber, Claire, Xuan Cai, Jungwha Lee, Timothy Craven, Julia Scialla, Nao Souma, Anand Srivastava, et al. “Incidence and Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease in Black and White Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes..” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 13, no. 6 (June 7, 2018): 884–92. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.11871017.

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29798889
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Olivo, Robert E., Clemontina A. Davenport, Clarissa J. Diamantidis, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Crystal C. Tyson, Rasheeda Hall, Aurelian Bidulescu, et al. “Obesity and synergistic risk factors for chronic kidney disease in African American adults: the Jackson Heart Study..” Nephrol Dial Transplant 33, no. 6 (June 1, 2018): 992–1001. https://doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfx230.

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28992354
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Lunyera, Joseph, Clemontina A. Davenport, Nrupen A. Bhavsar, Mario Sims, Julia Scialla, Jane Pendergast, Rasheeda Hall, et al. “Nondepressive Psychosocial Factors and CKD Outcomes in Black Americans..” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 13, no. 2 (February 7, 2018): 213–22. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.06430617.

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29298761
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Isakova, Tamara, Xuan Cai, Jungwha Lee, Dawei Xie, Xue Wang, Rupal Mehta, Norrina B. Allen, et al. “Longitudinal FGF23 Trajectories and Mortality in Patients with CKD..” J Am Soc Nephrol 29, no. 2 (February 2018): 579–90. https://doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2017070772.

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29167351
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