College Directory

Allison Squires,

Assistant Professor
Deputy Director, International Education & Visiting Scholars
726 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Areas of Specialization 

Global Health, Healthcare human resources, Health services research, Language & translation methods, Nursing Education

PhD, 2007, Yale University
Post-Masters Certificate, 2000, Villanova University
MSN, 1999, Duquesne University, School of Nursing
BSN, minor in Latin American Studies, 1995, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Professional Overview 
Dr. Squires joined the College of Nursing in the Fall of 2009. Her mixed-methods research focuses on the global policy issues of healthcare human resources development, with a specific interest in how to address the challenges present in developing countries. This line of research involves work at the community level with community health workers, to the organizational level with comparative country studies about the work environment of nurses, to broader macro-level policy issues involving trade in health services and international migration of nurses. To date, she has participated in or led studies in 28 countries.
Honors and Awards 
2008, Global Engagement Award Office of Global Affairs, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
2006, Third place, Doctoral Student Presentation Award, Eastern Nursing Research Society, 18th Annual Conference
2005, Doctoral Student Scholarship, Nurses’ Educational Funds
2003, Associate Fellow, Yale World Fellows Program, Yale University
2002, Quality Improvement Award - Hospital-Wide Clinical Nurse Pain Management Education Program, Yale-New Haven Hospital
2000, Third Place, Annual Performance Improvement Awards, for the redesign of the Nursing Orientation Program, Lewistown Hospital
1999, First Place, Annual Performance Improvement Awards, for the Pain Management Program, Lewistown Hospital
1998, Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, Epsilon Phi Chapter, Duquesne University, School of Nursing
RN, New York
Professional Membership 
Academy Health
American Nurses Association
Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science
Global Health Council
International Bilingual Nurses Association
Latin American Studies Association
Sigma Theta Tau International
Clinical Practice / Clinical Interests 

Community health nursing, organ transplant nursing

Squires, A., Aiken, L.H., Van den Heede, K., Sermeus, W., Bruyneel, L., Lindqvist, R., Schoonhoven, L., Stromseng, I., Busse, R., Brzostek, T., Ensio, A., Moreno-Casbas, M., Rafferty, A.M., Schubert, M., Zikos, D., & Matthews, A. (2013). A systematic survey instrument translation process for multi-country, comparative health workforce studies. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50, 264-273. 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2012.02.015.
Squires, A., & Beltrán Sánchez, H. (2013). Strengthening health systems in North and Central America: What role for migration?. Washington, DC: The Migration Policy Institute.
Squires, A., & Juarez, A. (2012). A qualitative study of the work environments of Mexican nurses. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49, 793-802. 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2012.02.001.
Squires, A., & O'Brien, M.J. (2012). Becoming a promotora: A transformative process for female community health workers. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 34, 457-473. 10.1177/0739986312445567.
Squires, A., Bruyneel, L., Aiken, L.H., Van den Heede, K., Brzostek, T., Busse, R., Ensio, A., Schubert, M., Zikos, D. & Sermeus, W. (2012). Cross-cultural evaluation of the relevance of the HCAHPS survey in five European countries. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 24, 470-475. 10.1093/intqhc/mzs040.
Liu, K., Squires, A., & You, L.M. (2011). A pilot study of a systematic method for translating patient satisfaction questionnaires. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67, 1012-1021. 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05569.x, PMCID: PMC3076648.
Squires, A. & Beltrán-Sánchez, H. (2011). Exploring the links between macro-level contextual factors and their influence on nursing workforce composition. Policy & Politics in Nursing Practice, 12, 215-223. 10.1177/1527154411431326, PMCID: PMC3373005.
Squires, A. (2011). The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Mexican nursing. Health Policy and Planning, 26, 124-132. 10.1093/heapol/czq024.
Squires, A., Sindi, A., & Fennie, K.P. (2010). Health system reconstruction: Perspectives of Iraqi physicians. Global Public Health, 5, 561-577. 10.1080/17441690903473246, PMCID: PMC2994266.
Squires, A. (2009). Methodological challenges in cross-language qualitative research: A research review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 46, 277-287. 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.08.006, PMCID: PMC2784094.
Squires, A., & Beltrán Sánchez, H. (2009). Predicting nursing human resources: An exploratory study. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice, 10, 101-109. 10.1177/1527154409339395, PMCID: PMC2824496.
O’Brien, M.J., Squires, A.P., Bixby, R.A., & Larson, S.C. (2009). Role development of community health workers: An examination of selection and training processes in the intervention literature. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 37, S262-S269. 10.1016/j.amepre.2009.08.011, PMCID: PMC2856599.
Valdéz-Martínez, E., Lavielle, P., Bedolla, M., & Squires, A. (2008). Ethical behaviours in clinical practice among Mexican health care workers. Nursing Ethics, 15, 729-744. 10.1177/0969733008095384.
Squires, A. (2008). Language barriers and qualitative nursing research: Methodological considerations. International Nursing Review, 55, 265-273. 10.1111/j.1466-7657.2008.00652.x, PMCID: PMC2697452.
Squires, A., Sindi, A., & Fennie, K.P. (2006). Reconstructing a health system and a profession: Priorities of Iraqi nurses in the Kurdish region. Advances in Nursing Science, 29, 55-68.