Britni L. Ayers

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The first common enzyme of isoleucine and valine biosynthesis, acetolactate synthase (ALS), is specifically inhibited by the herbicide sulfometuron methyl (SM). To further understand the physiological consequences of flux alterations at this point in metabolism, Escherichia coli genes whose expression was induced by partial inhibition of ALS were sought.(More)
Pacific Islanders face many health disparities, including higher rates of cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes compared to other racial and ethnic groups. Specifically, the Marshallese population suffers disproportionately from type 2 diabetes, with rates 400% higher than the general US population. As part of an ongoing community-based(More)
INTRODUCTION The United States continues to become more racially and ethnically diverse, and racial/ethnic minority communities encounter sociocultural barriers to quality health care, including implicit racial/ethnic bias among health care providers. In response, health care organizations are developing and implementing cultural competency curricula. Using(More)
PROBLEM Pacific Islanders are disproportionately burdened by poorer maternal health outcomes with higher rates of pre-term births, low birth weight babies, infant mortality, and inadequate or no prenatal care. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to explore maternal health care providers' perceptions and experiences of barriers in providing(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine perceptions, beliefs and experiences affecting breast-feeding in Marshallese mothers residing in Northwest Arkansas, USA. DESIGN A qualitative, exploratory study using a brief survey and focus groups. Marshallese women, 18 years or older who had a child under 7 years of age, were included in the study. SETTING Community-based(More)
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