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There’s a lot of info out here about the coronavirus. COVID-19. Vaccines. How do you make the best decision for yourself and your loved ones? The Not A Host team is trying to make it a bit easier.  Join us for Drop-In Hours with Dr. B—a virtual space where we’re bringing the experts to YOU.  


We're kicking of health literacy sessions for #RideUnitedNC on 5/26 and the concept is simple:

Experts will: drop in,  drop their credentials (because we ALL know everyone is an “expert” now ) and

drop knowledge (based on their dedication and commitment to health equity, research and medicine).

It’s just that simple.  

Bring your questions.

Bring your friends.

Pillar NAH Drop-In Hours Drs. Rowley and

Diane L. Rowley MD, MPH

Dr. Diane L. Rowley is Professor Emerita in the Department of Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a medical epidemiologist whose research focuses on disparities and inequities in pregnancy and infant health outcomes. Before coming to UNC from 2001 to 2008 she directed a Research Center on Health Disparities at Morehouse College. And before that she was the Associate Director for Science of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Rowley received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College and a Masters of Public Health degree 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 a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology.

Sharelle Barber, ScD, MPH

Dr. Sharrelle Barber currently serves as the inaugural director of The Ubuntu Center on Racism, Global Movements and Population Health Equity at Dornsife School of Public Health.  Dr. Barber's research focuses on the intersection of place, race, and health, as she leverages state-of-the-art epidemiologic cohort studies to examine how neighborhood-level structural determinants of health such as concentrated economic disinvestment and racial residential segregation impact cardiometabolic risk factors and cardiovascular disease onset among Blacks in the Southern United States and Brazil.  

Dr. Barber received a Doctor of Science (ScD) degree in Social Epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. 

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The "Not A Host" team consists of public health and medical experts who have been dedicated to health equity for 20+ years.  


We KNOW there is A LOT of information out there regarding your health, COVID-19, the vaccine and so much more.  

We're here to help you sift through this information by providing up-to-date information based on science and facts.


Submit your question below and we'll be sure to have one of our experts answer your question anonymously to our community.

No pressure.  No judgment. Completely private.

"Stay-At-Home" orders might suggest that everyone has the privilege of remaining indoors during this global pandemic. 


We know this is not case for many of our dedicated frontline workers from diverse and culturally-rich communities. 

Postal workers.

Warehouse staff.

Medical personnel.

Restaurant workers.

We see them and we would like to honor them.

Please take a few minutes to nominate someone from your community to be honored and celebrated as part of our Not A Host ("NAH") Community Heroes series.