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

Jaar, BG, Zhang, L, Chembrovich, SV, Sozio, SM, Shafi, T, Scialla, JJ, Tomaselli, GF, Lima, JAC, Kao, WHL, Parekh, RS, and Meoni, LA. "Incidental findings on cardiac computed tomography in incident hemodialysis patients: the predictors of arrhythmic and cardiovascular events in end-stage renal disease (PACE) study." BMC nephrology 15 (May 2014): 68-.

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24885570
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Scialla, JJ, and Wolf, M. "Roles of phosphate and fibroblast growth factor 23 in cardiovascular disease." Nature Reviews. Nephrology 10, no. 5 (May 2014): 268-278. (Review)

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24686452
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Shafi, T, Sozio, SM, Bandeen-Roche, KJ, Ephraim, PL, Luly, JR, St Peter, WL, McDermott, A, Scialla, JJ, Crews, DC, Tangri, N, Miskulin, DC, Michels, WM, Jaar, BG, Herzog, CA, Zager, PG, Meyer, KB, Wu, AW, Boulware, LE, and DEcIDE Network Patient Outcomes in End Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators, . "Predialysis systolic BP variability and outcomes in hemodialysis patients." Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Jasn 25, no. 4 (April 2014): 799-809.

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24385593
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Scialla, JJ, Kao, WHL, Crainiceanu, C, Sozio, SM, Oberai, PC, Shafi, T, Coresh, J, Powe, NR, Plantinga, LC, Jaar, BG, and Parekh, RS. "Biomarkers of vascular calcification and mortality in patients with ESRD." Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Cjasn 9, no. 4 (April 2014): 745-755.

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24458076
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Contreras, G, Li, H, Gonzalez-Suarez, M, Isakova, T, Scialla, JJ, Pedraza, F, Mattiazzi, A, Diaz-Wong, R, Sageshima, J, Brito, Y, Guerra, G, Acevedo, B, Sajid Ali, A, Kershaw, TJ, Chen, L, Burke, GW, Kupin, W, Ciancio, G, and Roth, D. "Kidney allograft survival of African American and Caucasian American recipients with lupus." Lupus 23, no. 2 (February 2014): 151-158.

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24297643
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Scialla, JJ, Xie, H, Rahman, M, Anderson, AH, Isakova, T, Ojo, A, Zhang, X, Nessel, L, Hamano, T, Grunwald, JE, Raj, DS, Yang, W, He, J, Lash, JP, Go, AS, Kusek, JW, Feldman, H, Wolf, M, and Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study Investigators, . "Fibroblast growth factor-23 and cardiovascular events in CKD." Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Jasn 25, no. 2 (February 2014): 349-360.

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24158986
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Crews, DC, Scialla, JJ, Liu, J, Guo, H, Bandeen-Roche, K, Ephraim, PL, Jaar, BG, Sozio, SM, Miskulin, DC, Tangri, N, Shafi, T, Meyer, KB, Wu, AW, Powe, NR, Boulware, LE, and Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Patient Outcomes in End Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators, . "Predialysis health, dialysis timing, and outcomes among older United States adults." Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Jasn 25, no. 2 (February 2014): 370-379.

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24158988
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Crews, DC, Scialla, JJ, Boulware, LE, Navaneethan, SD, Nally, JV, Liu, X, Arrigain, S, Schold, JD, Ephraim, PL, Jolly, SE, Sozio, SM, Michels, WM, Miskulin, DC, Tangri, N, Shafi, T, Wu, AW, and Bandeen-Roche, K. "Comparative effectiveness of early versus conventional timing of dialysis initiation in advanced CKD." American Journal of Kidney Diseases 63, no. 5 (January 1, 2014): 806-815.

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Scialla, JJ, and Wolf, M. "Roles of phosphate and fibroblast growth factor 23 in cardiovascular disease." Nature Reviews Nephrology 10, no. 5 (January 1, 2014): 268-278. (Review)

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Miskulin, DC, Zhou, J, Tangri, N, Bandeen-Roche, K, Cook, C, Ephraim, PL, Crews, DC, Scialla, JJ, Sozio, SM, Shafi, T, Jaar, BG, Boulware, LE, and DEcIDE Network Patient Outcomes in End Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators, . "Trends in anemia management in US hemodialysis patients 2004-2010." Bmc Nephrology 14 (December 2013): 264-null.

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24289058
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