J. C. Peterson

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The Biological Information Signal Processing @ISP) is a system for high speed sequence comparisons designed to support the computation requirements for mapping and sequencing the human and other genomes. The heart of a BISP system is a versatile processor chip that can conduct the most time consuming sequence comparison functions, establishing both global(More)
The authors investigate the process through which clean indoor air ordinances were considered in 10 communities in the southwestern United States and key factors that influenced diffusion and adoption. Clean indoor air ordinances, which ban smoking in public places, were adopted in approximately 1,409 U.S. communities from 1986 to April 2004. The authors(More)
BACKGROUND It is widely acknowledged that prevention research often is not fully or adequately used in health practice and/or policies. This study sought to answer two main questions: (1) Are there characteristics of research utilization in communities that suggest stages in a process? (2) What factors, including barriers and facilitators, are associated(More)
There is a common perspective among public health researchers and community members that although health promotion or disease prevention practices, programs, and projects should be done with rather than to individuals and communities, for various practical, economic, political, and cultural reasons, this is easier said than done. This study examines(More)
OBJECTIVE Understanding the process of translating prevention research into practice calls for systematic efforts to assess the state of the published literature on the utilization of prevention research in public health programs and policy. This review describes the search strategy, methods, results, and challenges in identifying and reviewing literature(More)
The Experimental Portable Standard Lisp Compiler (EPIC) is a compiler testbed for experimentation with, and development of, Lisp compilation strategies. EPIC uses an architectural description of the target machine to increase portability, and performs extensive optimizations in the form of source-to-source transformations, register allocation, and peephole(More)
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This participatory study used PhotoVoice and qualitative description to (a) mentor baccalaureate nursing and college students in workforce diversity research; (b) explore barriers and facilitators encountered by rural American Indian, Hispanic, and other high school students when attending college and pursuing careers in nursing or the health sciences; and(More)
Public health efforts focused on Latina youth sexuality are most commonly framed by the syndemic of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, a narrow and often heteronormative focus that perpetuates silences that contribute to health inequities and overlooks the growing need for increased education, awareness, and support for lesbian, gay,(More)