Andrzej Galbarczyk PhD

Research Interests

Reproductive ecology, endocrinology, evolutionary medicine, evolutionary psychology.

 

Education

2013 PhD in Health Sciences, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow Thesis: Genetic Polymorphism (CYP17, CYP19, CYP1A1 and CYP1B1) and levels of sex-steroid hormones in premenopausal women Supervisor: Professor Grazyna Jasienska, PhD

2005  M.A. in Public Health, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow

2003 B.A. in Public Health, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow

 

Research experience

2018-2021 Developmental programming and physical activity at adulthood in relation to levels of sex steroid hormones in women: implications for breast cancer prevention. Grant from National Science Centre, P.I.: Grazyna Jasienska, Executor

2017-2018  Co-investigator, Infant-Directed Song in Small-Scale Societies (Samuel Mehr & Max Krasnow, Harvard University – Principal Investigators)

2014-2016 Co-investigator, Biomarkers of fetal programming and female health and fertility, (Magdalena Klimek, Jagiellonian University Medical College – Principal Investigator)

2016-2018 Principal Investigator Costs of reproduction, aging and lifespan of Romani women in Poland

2016-2018 Co-investigator Factors affecting physical health of LGBTQ people (Magdalena Mijas, Jagiellonian University Medical College – Principal Investigator)

2015-2016 Co-investigator Why do people from different cultures think differently? (Alex Mesoudi PhD, University of Exeter  – Principal Investigator)

2014-2016 Co-investigator Hormonal levels and sexual selection; an innovative approach towards human sexual preferences (Urszula M. Marcinkowska PhD, Jagiellonian University Medical College – Principal Investigator)

2014-2016  Principal Investigator at Jagiellonian University Afast! Say it

2014-2016 Co-investigator Biomarkers of fetal programming and female health and fertility (Magdalena Klimek, Jagiellonian University Medical College – Principal Investigator)

2014-2015 Principal Investigator The impact of tattoos on assessments of male attractiveness

2013 – 2015 Field Site Manager Ecological determinants of luteal reproductive function (Kathryn Clancy, PhD, University of Illinois- Principal Investigator)

2013-2015  Co-investigator The influence of some environmental factors on the assessment of quality of life of patients with bronchial asthma (Monika Scibor, PhD, Jagiellonian University Medical College – Principal Investigator)

2011-2015  Co-investigator Fertility and aging and lifespan of women (Professor Grazyna Jasienska, PhD, Jagiellonian University Medical College – Principal Investigator)

2011-2015  Co-investigator Parameters of reproductive history and aging and lifespan of women (Professor Grazyna Jasienska, PhD, Jagiellonian University Medical College – Principal Investigator)

2012-2015  Field Site Manager Impacts of Maternal Environment on Breast Milk Composition (Laura Klein, Harvard University – Principal Investigator)

2011 Field Site Manager Life style, work and hormones (Louis Calistro Alvarado MSc, University of New Mexico – Principal Investigator)

2010-2014 Field Site Manager Reproductive health implications of gluten intolerance in a rural Polish population (Kathryn Clancy, PhD, University of Illinois – Principal Investigator)

2009-2010 Field Site Manager Women’s family and social lives (Heidi Colleran, University College London – Principal Investigator)

2007-2010  Co-investigator Mogielica XXI. Life quality and health (Grazyna Jasienska, PhD, Jagiellonian University Medical College – Principal Investigator)

2009 Principal Investigator Changes in maternal breast size during pregnancy in relation to infant sex

2005 Principal Investigator Factors affecting menopausal age

2002-2005 Research Assistant Diet, physical activity, ovarian hormones and risk of breast cancer in Norwegian and Polish women (Grazyna Jasienska, PhD, Jagiellonian University Medical College – Principal Investigator)

 

Publications

Galbarczyk A, Klimek M, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2018. Sons may be bad for maternal health at older age. New evidence for costs of reproduction in humans. The Journals of Gerontology Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences (in press)

Marcinkowska U.M., Galbarczyk A., Jasienska G. La donna è mobile? Lack of cyclical shifts in facial symmetry, and facial and body masculinity preferences—A hormone based study. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 2018. 88:47-53.

Kuna B., Galbarczyk A., Klimek M., Nenko I., Jasienska G. Age difference between parents influences parity and number of sons. Am J Hum Biol. 2018

Kuna B., Galbarczyk A. Men with more masculine digit ratios are partnered with more attractive women. Pers Individ Dif. 2018. 124:8-11.

Miłkowska K., Ziomkiewicz A., Galbarczyk A. Tattooed man: Could menstrual cycle phase and contraceptive use change female preferences towards bad boys?. Pers Individ Dif. 2018. 121:41-47.

Marcinkowska U.M., Little A.C., Galbarczyk A., Klimek M., Nenko I., Jasienska G. Costs of reproduction are reflected in women’s faces: Post‐menopausal women with fewer children are perceived as more attractive, healthier and younger than women with more children. 2017. Am J Phys Anthropol.

Galbarczyk A., Ziomkiewicz A. Tattooed men: Healthy bad boys and good-looking competitors. Pers Individ Dif. 2017. 106:122–125

Klimek M., Galbarczyk A., Nenko I., Jasienska G. Women with more feminine digit ratio (2D:4D) have higher reproductive success. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2016. 160(3):549-53.

Ziomkiewicz A., Sancilio A., Galbarczyk A., Klimek M., Jasienska G., Bribiescas R.G. Evidence for the Cost of Reproduction in Humans: High Lifetime Reproductive Effort Is Associated with Greater Oxidative Stress in Post-Menopausal Women. PLoS One. 2016. 11(1):e0145753.

Marcinkowska U.M., Ellison P.T., Galbarczyk A., Milkowska K., Pawlowski B., Thune I., Jasienska G. Lack of support for relation between woman’s masculinity preference, estradiol level and mating context. Horm Behav. 2016. 78:1-7.

Colleran H., Jasienska G., Nenko I., Galbarczyk A., Mace R. Fertility decline and the changing dynamics of wealth, status and inequality. Proc Biol Sci. 2015. 282(1806):20150287.

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). Effects of diabetes definition on global surveillance of diabetes prevalence and diagnosis: a pooled analysis of 96 population-based studies with 331,288 participants. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2015. 3(8):624-37.

Klimek M., Galbarczyk A., Colleran H., Thune I., Ellison P.T., Ziomkiewicz A., Jasienska G. Digit ratio (2D:4D) does not correlate with daily 17β-estradiol and progesterone concentrations in healthy women of reproductive age. Am J Hum Biol. 2015. 27(5):667-73.

Puskarczyk K., Galbarczyk A., Klimek M., Nenko I., Odrzywolek L., Jasienska G. Being born after your brother is not a disadvantage: Reproductive success does not depend on the sex of the preceding sibling, Am. J. Hum. Biol. 2015. 27(5):731-3.

Jasienska G., Ellison P.T., Galbarczyk A., Jasienski M., Kalemba-Drozdz M., Kapiszewska M., Nenko I., Thune I., Ziomkiewicz A. Apolipoprotein (ApoE) polymorphism is related to differences in potential fertility in women: a case of antagonistic pleiotropy? Proc. R. Soc. B. 2015. 282 (1803):20142395.

Klimek M., Galbarczyk A., Nenko I., Alvarado L.C., Jasienska G. Digit ratio (2D:4D) as an indicator of body size, testosterone concentration and number of children in human males. Ann Hum Biol. 2014,  41(6):518-23.

Colleran H., Jasienska G., Nenko I., Galbarczyk A., Mace R. Community-level education accelerates the cultural evolution of fertility decline. Proc. R. Soc. B. 2014. 281:20132732,

Galbarczyk A., Jasienska G. Timing of natural menopause covaries with timing of birth of a first daughter: evidence for a mother-daughter evolutionary contract? Homo. 2013. 64:228-32.

Galbarczyk A. Unexpected changes in maternal breast size during pregnancy in relation to infant sex: an evolutionary interpretation. Am. J. Hum. Biol. 2011 23:560-2.

 

Conference presentations

Galbarczyk A, Klimek M, Nenko I, Jasienska G. Sons may be bad for mother’s health. New evidence for the cost of reproduction in humans. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Annual Meeting, Paris, France, 2017

Galbarczyk A, Ziomkiewicz A. Tattooed men: Healthy bad boys and good-looking competitors. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Annual Meeting, London, United Kingdom, 2016

Marcinkowska UM, Little AC, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Klimek M, Jasienska G. Costs of reproduction painted on women’s faces. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Annual Meeting, London, United Kingdom, 2016

Lee KM, Rogers MP, Galbarczyk A, Jasienska G, Polk JD, Clancy KB. Physical activity and anthropometry effects on bone turnover biomarkers in rural Polish women, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Atlanta, USA, 2016

Clancy KB, Rogers MP, Lee KM, Galbarczyk A, Jasienska G. Environmental factors associated with luteal phase endometrial thickness in a sample of rural Polish women, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Atlanta, USA, 2016

Rogers MP, Lee KM, Galbarczyk A, Jasienska G, Malhi RS, Clancy KB.  Investigating variation in age at menarche: relationships between gene methylation and reproductive traits in rural Polish women, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Atlanta, USA, 2016

Galbarczyk A, Ziomkiewicz A. The impact of tattoos on perception of men. The Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies, 3rd International Conference, Toruń, Poland, 2016

Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Jasienska G. Women with higher reproductive costs have more asymmetric faces. The Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies, 3rd International Conference, Toruń, Poland, 2016

Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Jasienska G. Reproductive costs and facial fluctuating asymmetry in postmenopausal women. Annual Meeting of DOHaD Society of Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide, Australia, 2016

Galbarczyk A, Marcinkowska U, Miłkowska K, Pawłowski B, Jasienska G.  Estradiol levels do not predict women’s preferences towards facial masculinity. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Annual Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 2015

Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Jasienska G. Women with more feminine digit ratio have larger number of children and are longer reproductively active. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Annual Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 2015

Lee KM, Rogers MP, Galbarczyk A, Jasienska G, Clancy KB, Polk JD. Physical activity levels in women of reproductive age in rural Poland. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, St. Louis, USA, 2015

Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Colleran H, Thune I, Ellison PT, Ziomkiewicz A, Jasienska G. Prenatal exposure to sex hormones in relation to sex hormones in women of reproductive age. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, St. Louis, USA, 2015

Rogers MP, Lee KM, Galbarczyk A, Jasienska G, Malhi R, Clancy KB. CYP19A1 methylation: life history factors’ effects on the genome. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, St. Louis, USA, 2015

Galbarczyk A. Mother-daughter contract and age at menopause, The Nordic Evolutionary Psychology Meeting 2014, Lammi, Finland, 2014

Gibas B, Galbarczyk A, Jasienska J, Intercourse during pregnancy as a way for keeping the partner. The Nordic Evolutionary Psychology Meeting 2014, Lammi, Finland, 2014

Jasienska G, Galbarczyk A, Klimek M, Nenko I, Odrzywołek L, Trade-offs between reproduction and health: High reproductive effort is related to faster immuno-aging in women. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Calgary, Canada, 2014

Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Alvarado LC, Jasienska G., More masculine 2D:4D predicts better biological condition, higher testosterone levels and higher number of children in men. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Calgary, Canada, 2014

Galbarczyk A, Jasienska G. Mother-daughter contract and age at menopause. XIV Congress of European Society of Evolutionary Biology, Lisbon, Portugal 2013

Galbarczyk A, Klimek M, Nenko I, Jasienska G. Duration of breastfeeding is differentially influenced by paternal or maternal grandparents.  Polish Evolutionary Conference. Krakow, Poland 2013

Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Odrzywolek L, Jasienska G. Digit ratio (2D:4D) as indicator of body size, testosterone concentration and number of children in human male. Polish Evolutionary Conference. Krakow, Poland 2013

Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Jasienska G. Boys born after a brother are smaller at birth. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2013

Jasienska G, Nenko I, Galbarczyk A, Jasienski M, Walas M. Women living with parents-in-law are more fertile, American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Portland, Oregon, USA 2012

Galbarczyk A, Walas M, Nenko I, Jasienska G. Duration of breastfeeding is differentially influenced by maternal or paternal grandparents in a contemporary rural Polish population. Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Montpellier, France 2011

Walas M, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Jasienska G. Digit ratio (2D:4D) as an indicator of biological condition among men from Polish rural population, Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Montpellier, France 2011

Alvarado LC, Galbarczyk A, Walas M, Jasienska G. Testosterone, musculature, and strength across the life course of men from rural Poland, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Montpellier, France  2011

Galbarczyk A. Unexpected changes in maternal breast size during pregnancy in relation to infant’s gender. 5th European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association Conference, Wroclaw, Poland 2010