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Dr. Scialla is an Associate Professor of Medicine,Nephrology and Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia (UVA). Shetrained in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Clinical Epidemiology at theJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins BloombergSchool of Public Health. She serves as the Director of Outcomes Research for ajoint program in Medicine and Public Health Sciences and as Director of theNephrology Clinical Research Center within the Division of Nephrology at UVA.Her research focuses on chronic kidney disease (CKD) epidemiology andprevention, with an emphasis on the role of metabolic complications andnutrition. She has worked closely with multiple chronic disease cohortsincluding the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study, the AfricanAmerican Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK), the Jackson HeartStudy (JHS). Studies in electronic health records (EHR) and registries haveengaged dialysis EHR data, the United States Renal Data System (USRDS), andpublic registries, such as the National Health and Nutrition ExaminationSurvey.