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Christine Rodriguez

Assistant Professor; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

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Christine Rodriguez, DNP, APRN, FNP (BC), MDiv, MA



Dr. Rodriguez is a full-time lecturer in Simulation and the Graduate Entry Pre-Specialty Nursing Program at Yale University School of Nursing. She has an expansive clinical background in LGBTQIA+ healthcare, racial equity and social justice, simulation, religion, and spirituality, as well as medical cannabis. Dr. Rodriguez holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Applied Professional Studies from Nova Southeastern University, a Certificate in Faith Community Nursing from the University of Southern Indiana, a Master of Arts in Theological Studies and a Master of Divinity from Liberty University, a Master of Science in Nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Connecticut.

Having served as a healthcare chaplain and practitioner, Dr. Rodriguez was placed in the quintessential position to understand her patient’s needs by utilizing a biopsychosociospiritual framework. Such an approach amplified the inequities and disparities that are depicted within the healthcare system and religious/spiritual communities, specifically for folx of color. Through her own lived experiences and the usage of such framework, Dr. Rodriguez relentlessly strives to advocate and dismantle the systemic oppressive ideologies found within our everyday lives. She served as the Co-Chair of the Diversity, Health Equity, and Inclusion taskforce for the medical services department at the University of Connecticut’s Student Health & Wellness clinic where she developed policies centered around equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Education & Training

  • DNP
    University of Connecticut, Nursing (2019)
  • MS
    University of Connecticut, Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner (2016)
  • MDiv
    Liberty University, Divinity (2015)
  • MA
    Liberty University, Theological Studies (2014)
  • BSN
    Nova Southeastern University, Nursing (2013)
  • BS
    Nova Southeastern University, Applied Professional Studies (2012)

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