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

Scialla, Julia J., Rulan S. Parekh, Joseph A. Eustace, Brad C. Astor, Laura Plantinga, Bernard G. Jaar, Tariq Shafi, Josef Coresh, Neil R. Powe, and Michal L. Melamed. “Race, Mineral Homeostasis and Mortality in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease on Dialysis..” Am J Nephrol 42, no. 1 (2015): 25–34. https://doi.org/10.1159/000438999.

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26287973
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Miskulin, Dana C., Navdeep Tangri, Karen Bandeen-Roche, Jing Zhou, Aidan McDermott, Klemens B. Meyer, Patti L. Ephraim, et al. “Intravenous iron exposure and mortality in patients on hemodialysis..” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 9, no. 11 (November 7, 2014): 1930–39. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.03370414.

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25318751
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Scialla, Julia J., Jiannong Liu, Deidra C. Crews, Haifeng Guo, Karen Bandeen-Roche, Patti L. Ephraim, Navdeep Tangri, et al. “An instrumental variable approach finds no associated harm or benefit with early dialysis initiation in the United States..” Kidney Int 86, no. 4 (October 2014): 798–809. https://doi.org/10.1038/ki.2014.110.

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24786707
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Jaar, Bernard G., Lili Zhang, Svetlana V. Chembrovich, Stephen M. Sozio, Tariq Shafi, Julia J. Scialla, Gordon F. Tomaselli, et al. “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 Nephrol 15 (May 1, 2014). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2369-15-68.

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24885570
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Crews, Deidra C., Julia J. Scialla, L Ebony Boulware, Sankar D. Navaneethan, Joseph V. Nally, Xiaobo Liu, Susana Arrigain, et al. “Comparative effectiveness of early versus conventional timing of dialysis initiation in advanced CKD..” Am J Kidney Dis 63, no. 5 (May 2014): 806–15. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2013.12.010.

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24508475
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Scialla, Julia J., WH Linda Kao, Ciprian Crainiceanu, Stephen M. Sozio, Pooja C. Oberai, Tariq Shafi, Josef Coresh, et al. “Biomarkers of vascular calcification and mortality in patients with ESRD..” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 9, no. 4 (April 2014): 745–55. https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.05450513.

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24458076
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Shafi, Tariq, Stephen M. Sozio, Karen J. Bandeen-Roche, Patti L. Ephraim, Jason R. Luly, Wendy L. St Peter, Aidan McDermott, et al. “Predialysis systolic BP variability and outcomes in hemodialysis patients..” J Am Soc Nephrol 25, no. 4 (April 2014): 799–809. https://doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2013060667.

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24385593
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Contreras, G., H. Li, M. Gonzalez-Suarez, T. Isakova, J. J. Scialla, F. Pedraza, A. Mattiazzi, et al. “Kidney allograft survival of African American and Caucasian American recipients with lupus..” Lupus 23, no. 2 (February 2014): 151–58. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961203313513819.

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24297643
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Scialla, Julia J., Huiliang Xie, Mahboob Rahman, Amanda Hyre Anderson, Tamara Isakova, Akinlolu Ojo, Xiaoming Zhang, et al. “Fibroblast growth factor-23 and cardiovascular events in CKD..” J Am Soc Nephrol 25, no. 2 (February 2014): 349–60. https://doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2013050465.

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24158986
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