Laura D. Bilek

Division of Physical Therapy Education
University of Nebraska Medical Center
984420 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4420
(402) 559-6923

Academic Appointments: 
Assistant Dean for Research Development, UNMC, School of Allied Health Professions, 2013
Instructor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC, 1992 - 1996
Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC, 1996
PhD, Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area, UNMC, 1994
BSPT, Division of Physical Therapy Education, UNMC, 1988

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
PHYT 511, Integumentary Physical Therapy (course coordinator)
PHYT 720, Differential Diagnosis (course coordinator)
PHYT 640, Critical Inquiry I
PHYT 740, Critical Inquiry II

Scholarly Activity:
Research interest: Effect of exercise on the immune system and on diseases of aging
Manuscript reviewer for Arthritis Care & Research and Journal of Physical Activity and Health

Association of Rheumatology Health Professions/American College of Rheumatology: member of the Research Committee
American Physical Therapy Association: member of Geriatric section
Nebraska Physical Therapy Association

Publications: (last 5 years)
Hanson C, Anderson-Berry A, Hoskins S, Lyden E, Bilek L, Dolphens T,  Hartman K, Hawkins M, Fernadnez C. Vitamin D Status and Associations with Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes in Children Enrolled in a Medical Weight Management Program Journal of Infant, Childhood, and Adolescent Nutrition 2014; DOI: 10.1177/1941406414538496

Buresh RJ, Bilek LD, Berg K, Hamel F. Moderate intensity aerobic exercise and insulin sensitivity in people with impaired fasting glucose. Submitted to Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.

Bilek LD, Venema DM, Willett GM, Lyden ER. Use of the Human Activity Profile for Estimating Fitness in Persons with Arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 59(5): 659-664, 2008

Bilek LD, Venema DM, Camp KL, Lyden ER, Meza JL. “Evaluation of the Human Activity Profile for Use with Persons with Arthritis.” Arthritis Care and Research. 53(5): 756-763, 2005.

Laura D. Bilek, PT, PhD
Laura D. Bilek
Assistant Professor