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

St Peter, WL, Sozio, SM, Shafi, T, Ephraim, PL, Luly, J, McDermott, A, Bandeen-Roche, K, Meyer, KB, Crews, DC, Scialla, JJ, Miskulin, DC, Tangri, N, Jaar, BG, Michels, WM, Wu, AW, Boulware, LE, and DEcIDE Network Patient Outcomes in End-Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators, . "Patterns in blood pressure medication use in US incident dialysis patients over the first 6 months." Bmc Nephrology 14 (November 12, 2013): 249-null.

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24219348
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Dobre, M, Yang, W, Chen, J, Drawz, P, Hamm, LL, Horwitz, E, Hostetter, T, Jaar, B, Lora, CM, Nessel, L, Ojo, A, Scialla, J, Steigerwalt, S, Teal, V, Wolf, M, Rahman, M, and CRIC Investigators, . "Association of serum bicarbonate with risk of renal and cardiovascular outcomes in CKD: a report from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) study." American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 62, no. 4 (October 2013): 670-678.

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23489677
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Scialla, JJ, Lau, WL, Reilly, MP, Isakova, T, Yang, H-Y, Crouthamel, MH, Chavkin, NW, Rahman, M, Wahl, P, Amaral, AP, Hamano, T, Master, SR, Nessel, L, Chai, B, Xie, D, Kallem, RR, Chen, J, Lash, JP, Kusek, JW, Budoff, MJ, Giachelli, CM, Wolf, M, and Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study Investigators, . "Fibroblast growth factor 23 is not associated with and does not induce arterial calcification." Kidney International 83, no. 6 (June 2013): 1159-1168.

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23389416
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Scialla, JJ. "Choices in kidney transplantation in type 1 diabetes: are there skeletal benefits of the endocrine pancreas?." Kidney international 83, no. 3 (March 2013): 356-358.

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23446255
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Scialla, JJ, and Anderson, CAM. "Dietary acid load: a novel nutritional target in chronic kidney disease?." Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 20, no. 2 (March 2013): 141-149. (Review)

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23439373
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Scialla, JJ, Astor, BC, Isakova, T, Xie, H, Appel, LJ, and Wolf, M. "Mineral metabolites and CKD progression in African Americans." Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Jasn 24, no. 1 (January 2013): 125-135.

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23243213
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Isakova, T, Xie, H, Messinger, S, Cortazar, F, Scialla, JJ, Guerra, G, Contreras, G, Roth, D, Burke, GW, Molnar, MZ, Mucsi, I, and Wolf, M. "Inhibitors of mTOR and risks of allograft failure and mortality in kidney transplantation." American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 13, no. 1 (January 2013): 100-110.

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23025566
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Boulware, LE, Tangri, N, Ephraim, PL, Scialla, JJ, Sozio, SM, Crews, DC, Shafi, T, Miskulin, DC, Liu, J, St Peter, W, Jaar, BG, Wu, AW, Powe, NR, Navaneethan, SD, Bandeen-Roche, K, and DEcIDE ESRD Patient Outcomes in Renal Disease Study Investigators, . "Comparative effectiveness studies to improve clinical outcomes in end stage renal disease: the DEcIDE patient outcomes in end stage renal disease study." Bmc Nephrology 13 (December 6, 2012): 167-null.

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23217181
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Scialla, JJ, Appel, LJ, Wolf, M, Yang, W, Zhang, X, Sozio, SM, Miller, ER, Bazzano, LA, Cuevas, M, Glenn, MJ, Lustigova, E, Kallem, RR, Porter, AC, Townsend, RR, Weir, MR, Anderson, CAM, and Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort-CRIC Study Group, . "Plant protein intake is associated with fibroblast growth factor 23 and serum bicarbonate levels in patients with chronic kidney disease: the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort study." Journal of Renal Nutrition : the Official Journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation 22, no. 4 (July 2012): 379-388.e1.

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22480598
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Scialla, JJ, Appel, LJ, Astor, BC, Miller, ER, Beddhu, S, Woodward, M, Parekh, RS, Anderson, CAM, and African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension Study Group, . "Net endogenous acid production is associated with a faster decline in GFR in African Americans." Kidney International 82, no. 1 (July 2012): 106-112.

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22475819
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