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.Learn More
You’ll study with faculty who are thought-leaders and award winners, researchers and professionals in their fields.Faculty Profiles
Diana Licalzi ‘17C, MS, RDN and Kerry Criss ‘18C, MS, RDN tell us about their recently published book, Drinking for Two: Nutritious Mocktails For The Mom-To-Be.
Public health major, Sunnie Hodge '20, tells us about designing and implementing a PrEP Champion Training Program for her internship in South Africa.
One of the most invaluable lessons I took home with me was finding true joy. Despite all the hardship, there was a beautiful and radiant JOY that was so present in the Malawians. Though poverty is a reality in many of the women's lives, they were generous and so rich in joy.
We caught up with nursing student, Katie Lawson '20 about attending the National Student Nurses Association Convention.
Beyza tells us about her experience with the Honors Program and Alternative Spring Break. How did you choose your major? I've always had a passion for chemistry and biology ever since high school, but I knew that I wouldn’t be...
Isabella tells us what inspired her to pursue nursing and how Simmons is preparing her for the future. Tell us about why you decided to major in nursing. Being a NICU baby myself, I grew up learning to appreciate the...
We caught up with Julia about pursuing psychology and the important lessons she learned at Simmons.
Following a robust search process, Simmons University announced today the appointment of Dr. Lepaine Sharp-McHenry as Dean of the College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences (CNBHS).