Narciso Quidley-Rodriguez, PhD, RN

Associate Investigator

Narciso Quidley-RodriguezDr. Narciso Quidley-Rodriguez joined the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing in the Fall of 2020. Dr. Quidley-Rodriguez specializes in psychiatric-mental health nursing. He earned his BSN and PhD from the University of Miami. Son of a Vietnam veteran, Dr. Narciso Quidley-Rodriguez is proud of his father’s service to the country. However, at the same time, Dr. Quidley-Rodriguez learned firsthand the potential for negative health outcomes related to military service. More importantly though, he witnessed his father’s transformation from one where his father self-medicated to manage his PTSD symptoms to one where his father enjoys life to the fullest, participating in a veteran’s bowling league and the annual Waves of Valor surfing class. This was made possible, in part, thanks to the care provided at the VA.

Another important factor to his father’s healing is the constant presence of dogs and birds in the household. This love of pets was passed on to Dr. Quidley-Rodriguez. Dr. Quidley-Rodriguez is the proud pet father of two adorable French Bulldogs, Pork Rind and Rudy. Dr. Quidley-Rodriguez is honored to be a part of the C-P.A.W.W. team to positively impact the lives of veterans, families, and dogs.