Laura Diane Bilek, PhD

Associate Professor

Accepting PhD Students

  • 161 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
1988 …2019

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Research interests

Research focus:
Chronic disease prevention.

The goal of my research is to investigate the role of exercise in chronic disease prevention and management.

My research will make a difference because:
I'm currently involved in a study with Dr. Nancy Waltman, College of Nursing, which compares the effect of exercise on bone health in post-menopausal women. We hope the results of this study contribute to guidelines for management of early bone loss in women. I'm also a member of a research team that is exploring the link between obesity and poor outcomes in cancer survivors. My specific interest is the anti-inflammatory effects of exercise, which improves survival and decreases the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease.

Research interests

Research focus:
Chronic disease prevention.

The goal of my research is to investigate the role of exercise in chronic disease prevention and management.

My research will make a difference because:
I'm currently involved in a study with Dr. Nancy Waltman, College of Nursing, which compares the effect of exercise on bone health in post-menopausal women. We hope the results of this study contribute to guidelines for management of early bone loss in women. I'm also a member of a research team that is exploring the link between obesity and poor outcomes in cancer survivors. My specific interest is the anti-inflammatory effects of exercise, which improves survival and decreases the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease.

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Research Output

  • 161 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
  • 14 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Review article

Approaches to Recruitment of Postmenopausal Women for a Community-Based Study

Waltman, N. L., Smith, K. M., Kupzyk, K. A., Lappe, J. M., Mack, L. R. & Bilek, L. D., Jul 1 2019, In : Nursing research. 68, 4, p. 307-316 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 6 Scopus citations

    Protocol for a randomized controlled trial to compare bone-loading exercises with risedronate for preventing bone loss in osteopenic postmenopausal women

    Bilek, L. D., Waltman, N. L., Lappe, J. M., Kupzyk, K. A., Mack, L. R., Cullen, D. M., Berg, K., Langel, M., Meisinger, M., Portelli-Trinidad, A. & Lang, M., Aug 30 2016, In : BMC Women's Health. 16, 1, 59.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Smallpox vaccination of laboratory workers at US variola testing sites

    Medcalf, S., Bilek, L., Hartman, T., Iwen, P. C., Leuschen, P., Miller, H., Anne, OK., Sayles, H. & Smith, P. W., Jul 23 2015, In : Emerging infectious diseases. 21, 8, p. 1437-1439 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Changes in the frequencies of human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells with age and site

    Farrell, T. L., McGuire, T. R., Bilek, L. D., Brusnahan, S. K., Jackson, J. D., Lane, J. T., Garvin, K. L., O'Kane, B. J., Berger, A. M., Tuljapurkar, S. R., Kessinger, M. A. & Sharp, J. G., Feb 1 2014, In : Experimental Hematology. 42, 2, p. 146-154 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Scopus citations