Professor of the Practice of Public HealthRowleyphoto
Maternal & Child Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. Diane L. Rowley is Professor of the Practice in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She teaches a course on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, co-teaches a course on Health Inequity, and conducts research on pregnancy and infant health.

From 1990 to 1997 she directed a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) research initiative on racial disparities in infant mortality and was the initial manager of the national Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Program.  Prior to joining the UNC faculty she was founder and Director of the Research Center on Health Disparities at Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA. The center supported undergraduate student-faculty research teams to carry out public health research that focused on social and cultural factors that influence health.

Dr. Rowley received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College, did a pediatrics residency at Virginia Commonwealth University and a preventive medicine residency at the CDC. She has a Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a Diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology.