Associate Professor, NYU College of Nursing
Director, Florence S. Downs PhD Program in Nursing Research and Theory Development

Dr. Allison P. Squires is currently working as an Associate Professor at New York University, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, as well as a Faculty for Masters in Health Professions Education at Maastrict University. Also at NYU, Squires serves as an Affiliated Faculty at the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Deputy Director of International Education & Visiting Scholars at it’s School of Nursing. Her research focuses on health workforce capacity building around the world. She has in-depth expertise on migration and health as well as nursing workforce development. Her outcomes oriented program of research includes a specific interest in improving immigrant health outcomes and for those individuals who have a language barrier with their health care providers. 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 challenges of health workforce capacity building to meet the demand for geriatric services (HRSA) and studying the impact of language concordant encounters between nurses and patients receiving home care (AHRQ R01). A prolific writer, Dr. Squires has authored over 100 papers including 58 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.