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

Munoz Mendoza, Jair, Tamara Isakova, Xuan Cai, Liz Y. Bayes, Christian Faul, Julia J. Scialla, James P. Lash, et al. “Inflammation and elevated levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 are independent risk factors for death in chronic kidney disease.” Kidney Int 91, no. 3 (March 2017): 711–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.kint.2016.10.021.

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28017325
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Shafi, Tariq, Stephen M. Sozio, Jason Luly, Karen J. Bandeen-Roche, Wendy L. St Peter, Patti L. Ephraim, Aidan McDermott, et al. “Antihypertensive medications and risk of death and hospitalizations in US hemodialysis patients: Evidence from a cohort study to inform hypertension treatment practices.” Medicine (Baltimore) 96, no. 5 (February 2017): e5924. https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000005924.

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28151871
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Michels, Wieneke M., Bernard G. Jaar, Patti L. Ephraim, Yang Liu, Dana C. Miskulin, Navdeep Tangri, Deidra C. Crews, et al. “Intravenous iron administration strategies and anemia management in hemodialysis patients.” Nephrol Dial Transplant 32, no. 1 (January 1, 2017): 173–81. https://doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfw316.

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27604984
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Scialla, Julia J., John Asplin, Mirela Dobre, Alex R. Chang, James Lash, Chi-Yuan Hsu, Radhakrishna R. Kallem, et al. “Higher net acid excretion is associated with a lower risk of kidney disease progression in patients with diabetes.” Kidney Int 91, no. 1 (January 2017): 204–15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.kint.2016.09.012.

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27914710
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Mehta, Rupal, Xuan Cai, Jungwha Lee, Julia J. Scialla, Nisha Bansal, James H. Sondheimer, Jing Chen, et al. “Association of Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 With Atrial Fibrillation in Chronic Kidney Disease, From the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study.” Jama Cardiol 1, no. 5 (August 1, 2016): 548–56. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2016.1445.

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27434583
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Gutiérrez, Orlando M., Afshin Parsa, Tamara Isakova, Julia J. Scialla, Jing Chen, John M. Flack, Lisa C. Nessel, et al. “Genetic African Ancestry and Markers of Mineral Metabolism in CKD.” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 11, no. 4 (April 7, 2016): 653–62. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.08020715.

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26912553
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Chen, Teresa K., Michael J. Choi, WH Linda Kao, Brad C. Astor, Julia J. Scialla, Lawrence J. Appel, Liang Li, et al. “Examination of Potential Modifiers of the Association of APOL1 Alleles with CKD Progression.” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 10, no. 12 (December 7, 2015): 2128–35. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.05220515.

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26430087
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Suarez, Jonathan J., Tamara Isakova, Cheryl A. M. Anderson, L Ebony Boulware, Myles Wolf, and Julia J. Scialla. “Food Access, Chronic Kidney Disease, and Hypertension in the U.S.” Am J Prev Med 49, no. 6 (December 2015): 912–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2015.07.017.

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26590940
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Isakova, Tamara, Timothy E. Craven, Julia J. Scialla, Thomas L. Nickolas, Adrian Schnall, Joshua Barzilay, Ann V. Schwartz, and Ann V. Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial. “Change in estimated glomerular filtration rate and fracture risk in the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Trial.” Bone 78 (September 2015): 23–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bone.2015.04.037.

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25937184
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