Allison Squires is an associate professor of nursing and medicine at New York University and the Director of the Florence S. Downs PhD Program in Nursing Research & Theory Development. Her research focuses on health workforce capacity building around the world, with a track record of work in 35 countries to date. She is the 2019-2020 Distinguished Nurse Scholar for the United States’ National Academy of Medicine where she is contributing to the Future of Nursing Consensus Study.
Nurses are the primary focus of her global health workforce capacity building research. In the United States, the patient focus of her work centers on immigrant health and 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.