College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences
In the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, you'll find inspiration at the intersection of life and science — cultivating innovative practices and procedures required to advance our scientific future and save lives.
Magnify your worldview
Our faculty are leaders in their fields and pride themselves on being personal mentors. You'll work with them to master the fundamentals and put that knowledge into practice through hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art labs. Our students consider the natural world from every angle, blending social, mathematical, and life science to address intriguing issues related to behavior and experience.
Situated in the heart of Boston, the Simmons campus is surrounded by world-renowned teaching hospitals and research facilities — like Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital. Our students are sought after for clinical rotations, research, and employment opportunities with leading experts in the industry.
Meet the Dean
Dr. Lepaine Sharp-McHenry is the Dean of the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences. In this role, she leads faculty in strengthening innovative teaching and engaged learning, builds a culture of research and scholarly productivity, and works to cultivate innovative practices and procedures required to advance the world’s scientific future and save lives.Meet the Dean
You’ll study with faculty who are thought-leaders and award winners, researchers and professionals in their fields.Faculty Profiles
About the College
Mission, Vision and Values
Learn more about how the College faculty and staff approach their work on behalf of students.
Statement of Solidarity for Racial Justice
Read the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences' statement of solidarity for racial justice.
Current Faculty Resources
Information for our current faculty, including funding opportunities.
This panel discussed what incoming first-year students can expect this summer and during their first semester at Simmons.
Representative Pressley recognizes graduates for their accomplishments and says ‘we need all of you’ as the country continues to grapple with racial injustice and the global pandemic.
As the first-year representative for the Asian Student Association and the Student Nursing Association, Janet knows the value of staying connected. Check out how, even virtually, she feels the warmth of the Simmons community through these orgs and beyond.
Simmons University is excited to announce that Annie Chen '21 has been selected for a one-year Master of Science (MSc) in Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom.
Working for a federal contractor, Ehrnstein conducts background investigations for security clearances. Learn how this former triple-major student utilizes the research skills she honed at Simmons, and the interesting places she's conducted interviews.
Even after retiring in 2014, Ann Bradley '59 hasn't stopped contributing to the medical field. We caught up with Bradley about her ever-evolving nursing career in the fields of public health, school health, and community health.
Why did Sarah DeFanti decide to major in nursing? It really boils down to one thing: the patients. We caught up with Sarah about her journey into nursing and what she learned during her clinicals at state-of-the-art Boston hospitals.
Since 2009, Associate Dean Anne-Marie Barron has led the international project with Ayat Education in Bangladesh. Learn more about how this partnership began and the importance of elevating nursing education in Bangladesh.