School of Health and Natural Sciences


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Our undergraduate and graduate programs emphasize the connection between professional knowledge and practice, intellect and vocation. We combine a solid liberal arts foundation with in-depth scientific and professional studies.

As a student in the School of Health and Natural Sciences (HNS) you will experience personal and professional growth while you gain the knowledge, practical skills and insight to excel. You will be offered a broad-range of engaged learning and research experiences as well as exciting and meaningful international learning opportunities. Your studies will prepare you for careers in diverse fields and for life in an ever changing technologically advanced world.

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Graduate Programs

Non-Degree Programs

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The Science Behind Sudden Oak Tree Death

NORS-DUC is a federally-funded research project dedicated to the study of emerging and invasive quarantine pathogens of ornamental and native plants.

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Post-Bac Premed

The Premedical Post-Baccalaureate is a certificate program designed to help students complete prerequisites to apply to health professional schools.

Learn more about Post-Bac Premed

Internship Opportunities

Dominican has long-standing relationships with both the Buck Institute on Aging and BioMarin, two prominent research facilities located in Marin County.

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Faculty and Staff

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Amy Gladstone, MS

Director of Operations Grant Coordinator and Compliance Officer
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Nilwala Abeysekara, PhD

NORS-DUC Laboratory Manager
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Jacob K. Adkison, MSN, DNP, MBA

Director of Clinical Education
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Erin Aradi, MA

Assistant Dean for Academic Programs
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Kathleen Beebe

Adjunct Professor
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Andrea Renwanz Boyle

Associate Dean of Nursing
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Kathleen E. Budzinski

Executive Assistant to the Dean
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Brett Bayles, PhD

Assistant Professor of Global Public Health
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Kiowa Bower, PhD

Assistant Professor
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Olivia Catolico, PhD, RN, CNL

Professor and Co-Assistant Director BSN Program
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Roland Cooper, PhD

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Mary Beth Culler

Administrative Assistant
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Patti L. Culross, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor Chair, Global Public Health Department
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Debbie J. Daunt, MSN

Assistant Professor
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Adrienne Duff

Clinical Administrative Manager
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Chris Endicott, PhD

Laboratory Manager
Shiva Fatemi

Shiva Fatemi, MD, MS

Assistant Professor
Sharon Freiberg

Sharon Freiberg

Program Administrator
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Margaret Fink, EdD, RN

Professor of Nursing
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Robin Gayle, PhD, MDiv

Professor and Chair, Department of Counseling Psychology
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Michaela George, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor Global Public Health Program and MS Physician Assistant Studies Program
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Laura Greiss Hess, PhD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor
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Joseph A. Habis, MD

Medical Director
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Elizabeth Hager, CHSE, MDiv

Standardized Patient Educator and Simulation Technician
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Randall Hall, PhD

Lillian L.Y. Wang Yin, PhD Endowed Professor
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Patricia R. E. Harris, PhD

Associate Professor of Nursing
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Caroline Heredia

Program Assistant
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Obed Hernández-Gómez, PhD

Assistant Professor
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Vernon Huffman

Nursery Manager
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Tyler Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor
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Kristin Jones, MS, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor
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Zilola Khashimova, MD, MBA, SP

Assistant Professor
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Kitsum Li, OTD, OTR/L, CSRS

MSOT Program Director Associate Professor
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Luanne Linnard-Palmer, EdD, MSN, RN

Professor of Nursing/Pediatric Nursing


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Lynne Marie LoPresto, MS, RDN

Adjunct Professor
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René Lucha

Clinical Coordinator, BSN & IEN Programs
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Barbara McCamish, MPT, MSN, RN

Director, Clinical Simulation Services
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Karen McCarthy, OTD, OTR/L

Associate Professor
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Carlos Molina, EdD, LMFT

Assistant Professor Director of General Masters Declaration Program
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Claire Murphy

Instructional Lab Coordinator
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J. Vincent Nevins, PhD, LMFT

Adjunct Professor for Counseling Psychology
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Tomas Pastalka, PhD

Plant Pathologist
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Meredith Protas, PhD

Associate Professor MS Biological Sciences Director
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Evin Wallus, MS, OTR/L, AFWC

Assistant Professor Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
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Rafael Romo, PhD, PHN, RN

Assistant Professor
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Wolfgang Schweigkofler, PhD

Research Associate Professor and Lead Scientist at NORS-DUC
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Diara Spain, PhD

Professor of Biology, Department Chair
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Diane Suffridge, PhD

Associate Professor and Director, University Counseling Services
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Gina Tucker-Roghi, OTD, OTR/L, BCG

Assistant Professor OTD Program Director
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Caroline Umeda, PhD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor
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Lisa Wagenhurst, MA

Administrative Coordinator
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Julia Wilbarger, PhD, OTR/L

Associate Professor
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Cary B. Wilson, MPAS, PA-C

Associate Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor
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Victoria Estrella Worch, MEd

Student Services Administrator
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Jennifer M. Wurz, MSPAS, PA-C

Program Director, Chair, Physician Assistant Studies
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Amy Young, MS

Assistant Professor, Physical Sciences

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