Associate Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing
New York University

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Dr. Squires' research focuses on health workforce capacity building around the world with a special interest in improving immigrant health outcomes. Much of her work centers on the 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. 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. She is a board member and chair of the research and education committee for the National Council for Interpreting in Health Care. 

A prolific writer, Dr. Squires has authored over 125 publications including 68 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. She received her BSN with a minor in Latin American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, an MSN-Education from Duquesne University, and a PhD with a nursing and global health policy focus at Yale University. Dr. Squires also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Outcomes research at the University of Pennsylvania. She was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2015.