B.A. English and minors in Economics and Philosophy, Bates College
M.A. Bioethics, New York University, May 2011
Areas of Research/Interest:
domestic and international health projects, health care policy
David A. Squires is senior research associate for the International Program in Health Policy and Innovation. Mr. Squires is responsible for research support for the Fund’s annual international health policy surveys; researching and tracking health care policy developments in industrialized countries; preparing presentations; coordinating the International Issue Brief Series and other articles; monitoring the research projects of the current class of Harkness Fellows; and tracking the impact of the fellows’ projects and publications on U.S. and home country policy. Mr. Squires joined the Fund in September 2008, having worked for Abt Associates Inc. as Associate Analyst, Domestic Health for the previous two years. In that role, Mr. Squires provided research and analytic support on domestic and international health projects, including conducting statistical analyses, synthesizing literature reviews, writing and editing reports. Mr. Squires graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English and minors in Economics and Philosophy from Bates College. He holds a Master’s degree in Bioethics from New York University.
D. Squires, “Multinational Comparisons of Health Systems Data, 2011,” The Commonwealth Fund, December 2011.
C. Schoen, R. Osborn, D. Squires, M.M. Doty, R. Pierson, S. Applebaum, “New 2011 Survey of Patients with Complex Care Needs in 11 Countries Finds That Care Is Often Poorly Coordinated,” Health Affairs Web First, Nov. 9, 2011.
S. Thomson, R. Osborn, D. Squires, S.J. Reed, editors. “International Profiles of Health Care Systems, 2011” (contributing author on Switzerland, Japan, Italy, and Norway chapters), The Commonwealth Fund, November 2011.
D. Squires, “The U.S. Health System in Perspective: A Comparison of Twelve Industrialized Nations,” The Commonwealth Fund, July 2011. (Findings showcased on Bloomberg homepage as “Chart of the Day”)
C. Schoen, R. Osborn, D. Squires, M.M. Doty, R. Pierson, S. Applebaum, “How Health Insurance Design Affects Access to Care and Costs, by Income, in Eleven Countries,” Health Affairs Web First, Nov. 18, 2010.
G.F. Anderson, D. Squires, “Measuring the U.S. Health Care System: A Cross-National Comparison,” The Commonwealth Fund, June 2010.
The Commonwealth Fund, D. Squires, et al., “International Profiles of Health Care Systems, 2010,” The Commonwealth Fund, June 2010.
C. Schoen, R. Osborn, M.M. Doty, D. Squires, J. Peugh, S. Applebaum, “A Survey of Primary Care Physicians in 11 Countries, 2009: Perspectives on Care, Costs, and Experiences,” Health Affairs Web Exclusive, Nov. 5, 2009, w1171–w1183.
J.F. Schnelle, R. Bertrand, D. Hurd, A. White, D. Squires, et al. “The Importance of Standardized Observations to Evaluate Nutritional Care Quality in the Survey Process. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Oct. 2009 10(8):568-74. Epub 2009 Sep 3.
J.F. Schnelle, R. Bertrand, D. Hurd, A. White, D. Squires, et al., “Resident Choice and the Survey Process: The Need for Standardized Observation and Transparency. Gerontologist. Aug. 2009 49(4):517-24. Epub 2009 May 12.
D. Squires, “Health Care And Prevention In The U.S. Compared To Other Industrialized Countries,” The Commonwealth Fund, 2012.
D. Squires, “Explaining High Health Care Spending In The United States: An International Comparison Of Supply, Utilization, And Prices,” The Commonwealth Fund, 2012.
R. Osborn, D. Squires, “International Perspectives On Patient Engagement: Results From The 2011 Commonwealth Fund Survey,” Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 2012.
S.C. Schoenbaum, R. Osborn, D. Squires, “Lessons for the U.S. on Health, Health Care and Health Policy”: in Contemporary Topics in Health Policy, The University Press of Kentucky, 2012.
D. Squires, L. Conklin, L. Kwan, G. Lawlor, “Designated Coordinators and Health Information Technology Improve Pediatric Care Coordination,” AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, WA, June 12-14, 2011.
Senior Research Associate, International Program in Health Policy and Innovation, The Commonwealth Fund