Allison Squires

About: Dr. Squires studies health workforce capacity building, primarily in low and middle income countries. Her domestically funded research, through an Agency for Health Research and Quality R01, examines the impact of language concordant encounters on limited English proficiency patient outcomes. Recent studies and collaborations have focused on primary care workforce development and obesity management strategies, interprofessional education in geriatrics, health workforce migration policy in Latin America, and projects promoting evidence-based practice among front line healthcare providers. To date, her research has occurred in 30 countries. She managed the language translation portion of the European RN4CAST study--the largest nursing workforce study ever conducted. She is a health labor markets consultant for the World Bank and a Fellow with the Migration Policy Institute. Her work in global health began through a study abroad program in Mexico during her nursing undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Squires worked in the US as a staff nurse and educator for 11 years prior to switching to a research career. For a complete list of publications for Dr. Squires, please click here:

Job: Academic


  • Associate Professor at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing

    1 Sep 2009 -


  • PhD - Nursing & Global Health Policy at Yale University
  • 1 Sep 2002 - 20 Dec 2007

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