Assistant Professor of Nursing
New York University
Allison Squires was named a Yale World Fellow in 2003 as a PhD student. Dr. Squires’ research focuses on health workforce capacity building around the world. Nurses are the primary focus of her health workforce capacity building research and she has participated in or lead multiple interprofessional studies. The patient focus of her work centers on the studying the intersections of how language preference influences patient outcomes, health services delivery, and patient-provider relationships. Her research methods expertise is in cross-language research. An experienced global health researcher, she has worked in 30 countries to date and has regional expertise in Latin America. Dr. Squires has consulted with the Migration Policy Institute and the World Bank on nursing and health workforce issues and produced several major policy analyses with their teams. Her current funded studies are examining the impact of language concordant encounters between nurses and patients receiving home care. A prolific writer, Dr. Squires has authored over 125 publications including 70 in peer-reviewed journals. Prior to entering academia full time, Dr. Squires worked as a staff nurse in solid organ transplant and as a staff educator for 11 years in the US healthcare system. She has collaborated with several Yale World Fellows on health related research projects over the years. Dr. Squires is a faculty member at the Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University where she is an Associate Professor and also holds the rank of Research Assistant Professor at the New York University School of Medicine.