Welcome to Health Education and Wellness Programs at Simmons! As part of the Division of Student Life, the mission of the Health Education and Wellness Programs is to create a health-conscious culture within the Simmons community through awareness events, utilization of digital and social media, peer education groups, health campaigns, and residence life programming. We specialize in preventative and educational outreach initiatives to promote overall wellbeing, and academic success of Simmons students. This work is accomplished through active collaboration with students, faculty, and staff from across the campus including members of the Well @ Simmons consortium. Health education topics include stress management, fitness, healthy eating, eating disorders and disordered eating, drug and alcohol use, self-esteem, safe sex, healthy relationships and the prevention of relationship violence.
Director, Health Education and Wellness Programs
Priyanka Jain grew up in India and worked as a dentist before coming to the U.S. for a graduate degree in Health Education. She is passionate about working with college age students especially women, and has been involved in health education for almost 10 years. She believes that "education is the indispensible key to the prevention of many health related issues we face as a society." In her spare time Priyanka enjoys playing with her one-year-old son and watching sci-fi movies with her husband.
Graduate Assistant, Health Education and Wellness Programs
Christine Lisowski is a graduate student pursuing a DPD certificate at Simmons College. She aspires to be a Registered Dietitian and specialize in clinical nutrition. Christine moved to Boston from the "windy city" of Chicago. In addition to working as a graduate assistant for Health Education and Wellness Programs, she works as a barista at a Brookline café.