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

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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Scialla, Julia J. “The balance of the evidence on acid-base homeostasis and progression of chronic kidney disease..” Kidney Int 88, no. 1 (July 2015): 9–11. https://doi.org/10.1038/ki.2015.87.

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26126088
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Dobre, Mirela, Wei Yang, Qiang Pan, Lawrence Appel, Keith Bellovich, Jing Chen, Harold Feldman, et al. “Persistent high serum bicarbonate and the risk of heart failure in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD): A report from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) study..” J Am Heart Assoc 4, no. 4 (April 20, 2015). https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.114.001599.

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25896890
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Tangri, Navdeep, Dana C. Miskulin, Jing Zhou, Karen Bandeen-Roche, Wieneke M. Michels, Patti L. Ephraim, Aidan McDermott, et al. “Effect of intravenous iron use on hospitalizations in patients undergoing hemodialysis: a comparative effectiveness analysis from the DEcIDE-ESRD study..” Nephrol Dial Transplant 30, no. 4 (April 2015): 667–75. https://doi.org/10.1093/ndt/gfu349.

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25366328
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Isakova, Tamara, Timothy E. Craven, Jungwha Lee, Julia J. Scialla, Huiliang Xie, Patricia Wahl, Santica M. Marcovina, Robert P. Byington, and Myles Wolf. “Fibroblast growth factor 23 and incident CKD in type 2 diabetes..” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 10, no. 1 (January 7, 2015): 29–38. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.06190614.

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25343949
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