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.

Undergraduate Programs

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.

Learn more about Internship Opportunities

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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Kathleen Beebe

Adjunct Professor
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Andrea Renwanz Boyle

Associate Professor 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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Patti L. Culross, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor Global Public Health Program Director
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Debbie J. Daunt, MSN

Assistant Professor
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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, RN, EdD

Professor of Nursing
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Robin Gayle, PhD, MDiv

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

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

Interim Medical Director
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Randall Hall, PhD

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

Adjunct 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 Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
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Zilola Khashimova, MD, MBA, SP

Associate Professor
Kitsum Lee

Kitsum Li, OTD, OTR/L, CSRS

Professor Doctoral Capstone Coordinator
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Luanne Linnard-Palmer, EdD, MSN, RN

Professor of Nursing/Pediatric Nursing


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Lynne Marie LoPresto

Adjunct Professor
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René Lucha, MSBA

Senior 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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J. Vincent Nevins

Adjunct Professor
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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

Adjunct Assistant Professor
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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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Gina Tucker-Roghi, OTD, OTR/L, BCG

Associate Professor Chair and OTD Program Director
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Caroline Umeda, PhD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor
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Julia Wilbarger, PhD, OTR/L

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

Adjunct 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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Jeff Fox, MA

Administrative Coordinator
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Jillian Valdez

Admissions Operations Coordinator
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Brett Sibley

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies Director of Clinical Education
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Helen Kennedy

Director of Operations, Grant Coordinator
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Maria Lau

Assistant Clinical Coordinator Standardized Patient
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Haley Garcia

Adjunct Instructor
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Andrea Martin

Adjunct Instructor
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Manpreet Mahal

Adjunct Instructor
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Gabi Anderson

Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Roshontae Henley

Adjunct Instructor
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Valentina Loreto-Ashley

Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Amanda McKone

Adjunct Instructor
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Lauren Ordonio

Adjunct Instructor
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Gracie Polen

Adjunct Instructor
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Katelyn Zerello

Adjunct Instructor
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Leonard Filane

Adjunct Professor
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Timothy LaKose

Adjunct Instructor
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Chenyú Li

Adjunct Instructor
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Carica Theresa Macariola

Adjunct Instructor
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Kelliann Masterson

Adjunct Instructor

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