Allison P Squires


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Allison P Squires


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

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Accepting PhD students

Allison P Squires's additional information

Allison P Squires,  PhD, FAAN, RN, is an associate professor and director of the Florence S. Downs PhD Program in Nursing Research & Theory Development at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She was the 2019–2020 Distinguished Nurse Scholar in Residence for the National Academy of Medicine where she worked on the consensus study for the next Future of Nursing 2020–2030 report. An internationally recognized health services researcher, Prof. Squires has led or participated in studies covering 38 countries, with current active projects Mexico, Ghana, and the European Union. She is also leading the international arm of a COVID-19 study that examines how the global pandemic has affected clinical nursing practice on the frontlines. Domestically, her research focuses on improving immigrant and refugee health outcomes with a special interest in breaking down language barriers during the healthcare encounter.

Prof. 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. A prolific writer, Squires has authored over 150 publications, including 100+ in peer-reviewed journals. She serves as an associate editor of the International Journal of Nursing Studies (the top- ranked nursing journal in the world), the research editor for the Journal of Nursing Regulation, and an Associate Editor for BMC Health Services Research.

Prior to entering academia full time, Squires worked as a staff nurse in solid organ transplant and as a staff educator for 11 years in the US healthcare system.

Prof. Squires completed her PhD at Yale University, MSN at Duquesne University, and BSN at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Outcomes Research at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her primary appointment at the College of Nursing, she holds affiliated faculty appointments with the Grossman School of Medicine, Center for Latin American Studies, and the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research at NYU.

She is currently accepting PhD students and/or post-doctoral fellows/associates with interests in the following areas: 1) global health, 2) migration & immigrant health, and 3) health services and workforce research.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship - University of Pennsylvania
PhD - Yale University
MSN - Duquesne University
BSN - University of Pennsylvania

Health Services Research

Academy Health
American Nurses Association
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (Academy Health)
National Council for Interpreting in Health Care
Sigma Theta Tau International

Faculty Honors Awards

Co-Chair, American Academy of Nursing's Global Health Expert Panel (2021)
Chair, New York Academy of Medicine (2021)
Chair, New York Academy of Medicine (2020)
Co-Chair, American Academy of Nursing's Global Health Expert Panel (2020)
Chair, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues for Academy Health (2020)
Distinguished Nurse Scholar in Residence, National Academy of Medicine (2020)
Vice-Chair, Global Health and Health Care Interest Group for Academy Health (2020)
Vice-Chair, Global Health and Health Care Interest Group for Academy Health (2019)
Chair, New York Academy of Medicine (2019)
Co-Chair, American Academy of Nursing's Global Health Expert Panel (2019)
Chair, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues for Academy Health (2019)
Distinguished Nurse Scholar in Residence, National Academy of Medicine (2019)
Chair, Global Health and Health Care Interest Group for Academy Health (2019)
Chair, Global Health and Health Care Interest Group for Academy Health (2018)
Prose Award, “A New Era in Global Health” (W. Rosa, Ed.) (2018)
Vice Chair, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues for Academy Health (2018)
Outstanding Scholarly Contribution to Gerontological Nursing Practice, International Journal for Older People Nursing (2018)
Fellow Ambassador to the Media, New York Academy of Medicine (2017)
Distinguished Alumna, Duquesne University (2015)
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (2015)
Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine (2014)
Fellow, Yale World Fellows Program (2003)


Assessing the influence of patient language preference on 30 day hospital readmission risk from home health care: A retrospective analysis

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Grouping people by language exacerbates health inequities—The case of Latinx/Hispanic populations in the US

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Labor Market Participation of Bachelor's Degree Prepared Nurses in Mexico: Lessons for Capacity Building

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Using culturally sensitive language for race'

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American Academy of Nursing Expert Panel consensus statement on nursing's roles in ensuring universal palliative care access

Rosa, W. E., Buck, H. G., Squires, A. P., Kozachik, S. L., Huijer, H. A. S., Bakitas, M., Boit, J. M. G., Bradley, P. K., Cacchione, P. Z., Chan, G. K., Crisp, N., Dahlin, C., Daoust, P., Davidson, P. M., Davis, S., Doumit, M. A., Fink, R. M., Herr, K. A., Hinds, P. S., Hughes, T. L., Karanja, V., Kenny, D. J., King, C. R., Klopper, H. C., Knebel, A. R., Kurth, A. E., Madigan, E. A., Malloy, P., Matzo, M., Mazanec, P., Meghani, S. H., Monroe, T. B., Moreland, P. J., Paice, J. A., Phillips, J. C., Rushton, C. H., Shamian, J., Shattell, M., Snethen, J. A., Ulrich, C. M., Wholihan, D., Wocial, L. D., & Ferrell, B. R. (2021). Nursing Outlook, 69(6), 961-968. 10.1016/j.outlook.2021.06.011
The purpose of this consensus paper was to convene leaders and scholars from eight Expert Panels of the American Academy of Nursing and provide recommendations to advance nursing's roles and responsibility to ensure universal access to palliative care. Part I of this consensus paper herein provides the rationale and background to support the policy, education, research, and clinical practice recommendations put forward in Part II. On behalf of the Academy, the evidence-based recommendations will guide nurses, policy makers, government representatives, professional associations, and interdisciplinary and community partners to integrate palliative nursing services across health and social care settings. The consensus paper's 43 authors represent eight countries (Australia, Canada, England, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, South Africa, United States of America) and extensive international health experience, thus providing a global context for the subject matter. The authors recommend greater investments in palliative nursing education and nurse-led research, nurse engagement in policy making, enhanced intersectoral partnerships with nursing, and an increased profile and visibility of palliative nurses worldwide. By enacting these recommendations, nurses working in all settings can assume leading roles in delivering high-quality palliative care globally, particularly for minoritized, marginalized, and other at-risk populations.

Burnout of the US midwifery workforce and the role of practice environment

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Causes of medication non-adherence and the acceptability of support strategies for people with hypertension in Uganda: A qualitative study

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Constructing a nurse-led cardiovascular disease intervention in rural ghana: A qualitative analysis

Wood, E. P., Garvey, K. L., Aborigo, R., Dambayi, E., Awuni, D., Squires, A. P., Jackson, E. F., Phillips, J. F., Oduro, A. R., & Heller, D. J. (2021). Annals of Global Health, 87(1). 10.5334/aogh.3379
Background: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a growing burden in low-and middle-income countries. Ghana seeks to address this problem by task-shifting CVD diagnosis and management to nurses. The Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) initiative offers maternal and pediatric health care throughout Ghana but faces barriers to providing CVD care. We employed in-depth interviews to identify solutions to constraints in CVD care to develop a nurse-led CVD intervention in two districts of Ghana’s Upper East Region. Objective: This study sought to identify non–physician-led interventions for the screening and treatment of cardiovascular disease to incorporate into Ghana’s current primary health care structure. Methods: Using a qualitative descriptive design, we conducted 31 semistructured interviews of community health officers (CHOs) and supervising subdistrict officers (SDOs) at CHPS community facilities. Summative content analysis revealed the most common intervention ideas and endorsements by the participants. Findings: Providers endorsed three interventions: increasing community CVD knowledge and engagement, increasing nonphysician prescribing abilities, and ensuring provider access to medical and transportation equipment. Providers suggested community leaders and volunteers should convey CVD knowledge, marshaling established gathering practices to educate communities and formulate action plans. Providers requested lectures paired with experiential learning to improve their prescribing confidence. Providers recommended revising reimbursement and equipment procurement processes for expediting access to necessary supplies. Conclusions: Frontline CHPS primary care providers believe CVD care is feasible. They recommended a three-pronged intervention that combines community outreach, provider training, and logistical support, thereby expanding task-shifting beyond hypertension to include other CVD risk factors. This model could be replicable elsewhere.

Continuity of Nursing Care in Home Health: Impact on Rehospitalization among Older Adults with Dementia

Ma, C., McDonald, M. V., Feldman, P. H., Miner, S., Jones, S., & Squires, A. (2021). Medical Care, 59(10), 913-920. 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001599
Background: Home health care (HHC) is a leading form of home and community-based services for persons with dementia (PWD). Nurses are the primary providers of HHC; however, little is known of nursing care delivery and quality. Objective: The objective of this study was to examine the association between continuity of nursing care in HHC and rehospitalization among PWD. Research Design: This is a retrospective cohort study using multiple years (2010-2015) of HHC assessment, administrative, and human resources data from a large urban not-for-profit home health agency. Subjects: This study included 23,886 PWD receiving HHC following a hospitalization. Measures: Continuity of nursing care was calculated using the Bice and Boxerman method, which considered the number of total visits, nurses, and visits from each nurse during an HHC episode. The outcome was all-cause rehospitalization during HHC. Risk-Adjusted logistic regression was used for analysis. Results: Approximately 24% of PWD were rehospitalized. The mean continuity of nursing care score was 0.56 (SD=0.33). Eight percent of PWD received each nursing visit from a different nurse (no continuity), and 26% received all visits from one nurse during an HHC episode (full continuity). Compared with those receiving high continuity of nursing care (third tertile), PWD receiving low (first tertile) or moderate (second tertile) continuity of nursing care had an adjusted odds ratio of 1.33 (95% confidence interval: 1.25-1.46) and 1.30 (95% confidence interval: 1.22-1.43), respectively, for being rehospitalized. Conclusions: Wide variations exist in continuity of nursing care to PWD. Consistency in nurse staff when providing HHC visits to PWD is critical for preventing rehospitalizations.

Cultural adaptation of the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire - Short Form (SAQ-SF) in Poland

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