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.

Nursing class exercises

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.

CNBHS Dean Judy Beal

Meet the Dean

Dr. Judy Beal is the Dean of the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences. An engaging teacher, widely published scholar, and frequent public speaker, Dr. Beal has held significant leadership roles at Simmons and in her professional organizations.

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Nursing faculty, LaDonna Christian

Our Faculty

You’ll study with faculty who are thought-leaders and award winners, researchers and professionals in their fields.

Faculty Profiles
Headshot of Monica Alves in laboratory

Monica tells us how her time at Simmons and King's College London helped her on her career path. Tell us a little bit about your background. I graduated from Simmons in 2016 with a degree in environmental science. A...

Headshot of June Scott

June Scott '87 tells us about what inspired her to create her company, Visual Vitality Consulting. Tell us about Visual Vitality Consulting Inc. I'm currently the President/CEO and Co-Founder of Visual Vitality Consulting Inc. which is owned and operated by...

Headshot of Judy Beal

Judy Beal, dean of the newly formed College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences (CNBHS), will retire at the close of the academic year. After a 35-year career at Simmons, Judy Beal, professor of nursing and dean of the newly...

Dean Judy Beal; Sean Clarke, New York University; Peter Buerhaus, Montana State University; and Professor Robert Coulam

Professor Robert Coulam shares some discussion points from the event. Experts visited Simmons to share their insights on the complex issue of nurse staffing, in light of the recently rejected bill to impose staff ratios. The 11th semi-annual Health Forum...

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