Ilona Nenko PhD

Currently my research focuses on test of early-life environment and its effect on fertility and ultimately reproductive success, including intergenerational effects.

EDUCATION AND CAREER

since 2014 Assistant Professor at Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University Medical College

2013-2014 Post-doctoral research associate at the University of Sheffield

2010-2012 Lecturer at Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University Medical College

2010 PhD in Medical Science, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland

2004 MSc in Public Health, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland

 

PUBLICATIONS

Total Impact Factor = 57.954; h-index = 11

  1. Kuna B, Galbarczyk A, Klimek M, Nenko I, Jasienska G. Age difference between parents influences parity and number of sons. American Journal of Human Biology: e23095
  2. Marcinkowska UM, Little AC, Galbarczyk A,Nenko I, Klimek M, Jasienska G. 2017. 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. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2017: 1-5
  3. Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2016. Women with more feminine digit ratio (2D:4D) have higher reproductive success. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 160: 549-553
  4. Towner MC, Nenko I, Walton SE. 2016. Why Do Women Stop Reproducing before Menopause? A Life History Approach to Age at Last Birth. Philosphical Transactions of the Royal SocietyB 371: 20150147
  5. Alvarado LC, Muller M, Thompson ME, Klimek M, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2015. The Paternal Provisioning Hypothesis: Effects of Workload and Testosterone Production on Men’s Musculature. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 158: 19-35
  6. Puskarczyk K, Galbarczyk A, Klimek M, Nenko I, Odrzywołek L, Jasienska G. 2015. Being born after your brother is not a disadvantage: Reproductive success does not depend on the sex of the preceding sibling. American Journal of Human Biology 27:731-733
  7. Colleran H, Jasienska G, Nenko I, Galbarczyk A, Mace R. 2015. Fertility decline and the changing dynamics of wealth, status and inequality in rural Poland. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 282: 20150287
  8. Hayward AD, Nenko I, Lummaa V. 2015. Early-life reproduction is associated with accelerated senescence but enhanced lifetime fitness in pre-industrial humans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 282: 20143053
  9. Jasienska G, Ellison PT, Galbarczyk A, Jasienski M, Kalemba-Drozdz M, Kapiszewska M, Nenko I, Thune I, Ziomkiewicz A. 2015. Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) polymorphism is related to differences in potential fertility in women: a case of antagonistic pleiotropy? Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 282: 20142395
  10. Klimek M, Alvarado LC, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2014. Men with masculine 2nd to 4th digit ratio (2D:4D) have larger size at birth and during childhood, higher testosterone levels and higher reproductive success. Annals of Human Biology 41: 518-523
  11. Colleran H, Jasienska G, Nenko I, Galbarczyk A, Mace R. 2014. Community level education accelerates the cultural evolution of fertility decline. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 281: 20132732
  12. Nenko I, Hayward AD, Lummaa V 2014. The effect of socio-economic status and food availability on first birth interval in a preindustrial human population. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 281: 20132319
  13. Clancy KBH, Klein LD, Ziomkiewicz A, Nenko I, Jasienska G, Bribiescas RG. 2013. Relationships between biomarkers of inflammation, ovarian steroids, and age at menarche in a rural Polish sample. American Journal of Human Biology 25: 389-398
  14. Nenko I & Jasienska G. 2013. First birth interval, an indicator of energetic status, is a predictor of reproductive strategy. American Journal of Human Biology 25: 78-82
  15. Nenko I & Jasienska G. 2011. Costs of reproduction in relation to women health and lifespan [in:] Environment and hormone (im)balance in women. Causes of variation in the concentration of sex hormones. Oficyna Wydawnicza AFM, Kraków, Vol. I: 105-118 (in Polish)
  16. Nenko I & Jasienska G. Fertility, body size and shape: An empirical test of the Covert Maternal Depletion hypothesis. American Journal of Human Biology 21: 520-523
  17. Jasienska G, Kapiszewska M, Ellison PT, Kalemba M, Nenko I, Thune I, Ziomkiewicz A. 2006. CYP17 Genotypes Differ in Salivary 17-ß Estradiol Levels: a Study Based on Hormonal Profiles From Entire Menstrual Cycles. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 15: 2131-2135
  18. Jasienska G, Nenko I, Jasienski M. 2006. Daughters Increase Longevity of Fathers, but Daughters and Sons Equally Reduce Longevity of Mothers. American Journal of Human Biology 18: 422-425
  19. Clancy KBH, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2006. Menstruation Does Not Cause Anemia: Endometrial Thickness Correlates Positively with Erythrocyte Count and Hemoglobin Concentration in Premenopausal Women. American Journal of Human Biology 18: 710-713

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  1.  Nenko I, Galbarczyk A, Klimek M, Fernandez P, Jasienska G. 2015. Is there a relationship between reproductive effort and cognitive function in post-reproductive age women? Evolutionary Demography Society, Lunteren, Holandia (talk)
  2. Nenko I, Galbarczyk A, Klimek M, Jasienska G. 2015. Is there a relationship between reproductive effort and cognitive function in post-reproductive age women? CNRS- Jacques Monod Conference Comparative biology of aging, Roscoff, Francja (poster)
  3. Nenko I, Towner MC, Shenk M. 2015. Test of first birth interval as a surrogate measure of women’s nutritional Status. Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Columbia, USA (talk)
  4. Towner MC, Nenko I, Walton SE. How Relevant is Menopause to Human Fertility Behavior? A Life History Approach to Age at Last Birth in Rural Bangladesh. Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Columbia, USA (talk)
  5. Alvarado LC, Muller M, Thompson ME, Klimek M, Nenko I, Jasienska G. Men’s Life History and Buffered Hormonal Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Phenotype: A Test of the Paternal Provisioning Hypothesis in Rural Polish Men. Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Columbia, USA (talk)
  6. Nenko I, Hayward AD, Simons MJP, Lummaa V 2015. Does early-life environment cause differences in costs of reproduction in a preindustrial human population? American Journal of Physical Anthropology, St. Louis, USA (talk)
  7. Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Alvarado LC, Jasienska G. 2014. More masculine 2D:4D predicts better biological condition, higher testosterone levels and higher number of children in men. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153 (suppl. 58): 159 (talk)
  8. Alvarado LC, Muller MN, Thompson ME, Klimek M, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2014. Seasonal fluctuation of men’s testosterone levels and body composition in rural Poland. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153 (suppl. 58): 151 (talk)
  9. Jasienska G, Galbarczyk A, Klimek M, Nenko I, Odrzywołek L. 2014. Tradeoffs between reproduction and health: High reproductive effort is related to faster immunoaging in women. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153 (suppl. 58): 65-66 (talk)
  10. Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Alvarado LC, Jasienska G. 2014. More masculine 2D:4D predicts better biological condition, higher testosterone levels and higher number of children in men, American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153 (suppl.58): 159, Calgary, Kanada (talk)
  11. Nenko I, Hayward AD, Simons MJP, Lummaa V 2014. Does early-life environment cause differences in costs of reproduction in a preindustrial human population? Polish Society for Human and Evolution studies, Wroclaw, Poland (talk)
  12. Nenko I, Hayward AD, Lummaa V 2013. The effects of environmental conditions on first birth intervals in a preindustrial population. 1st Meeting of the Evolutionary Demography Society, Odense, Denmark (talk)
  13. Galbarczyk A, Walas M, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2013. Duration of breastfeeding is differentially influenced by paternal or maternal grandparents. Polish Evolutionary Conference, Krakow, Poland (poster)
  14. Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Odrzywołek L, Jasieńska G. 2013. Digit ratio (2D:4D) as indicator of body size, testosterone concentration and number of children in human males. Polish Evolutionary Conference, Krakow, Poland (poster)
  15. Nenko I & Jasienska G. 2013. Reproduction and lifespan: only age at last reproduction matters. Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Lisbon, Portugal (poster)
  16. Alvarado LC, Emery M, Thompson M, Klimek M, Muller M, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2013. Seasonal changes in testosterone levels and body composition among rural Polish men. Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Miami, USA (talk)
  17. Nenko I, Górkiewicz M, Jasienska G. 2013. Nikt nie rodzi się wdowcem: metoda statystycznej analizy porównawczej czasów przeżycia przy późno pojawiających się czynnikach ryzyka oparta na nieparametrycznej estymacji i linearyzacji hazardu skumulowanego. Meeting of Polish National Group of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics, Krakow, Poland (talk)
  18. Klein LD, Galbarczyk A, Klimek M, Nenko I, Jasienska G, Hinde K. 2013. Determinants of milk volume consumed at a single morning feed by healthy, rural Polish infants. Faseb Journal (suppl. 27): 849.12, Boston, USA
  19. Nenko I & Jasienska G. What can we predict from first birth interval? American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150 (suppl. 56): 206, Knoxville, USA (talk)
  20. Alvarado LC, Emery M, Thompson M, Muller M, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2013. Phenotypic consequences of testosterone production, parenting effort, and work patterns among rural Polish men. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (poster)
  21. Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Jasienska G. Boys born after a brother are smaller at birth. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (poster)
  22. Alvarado LC, Thompson ME, Muller M, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2012. Physiological consequences of parenting effort and testosterone in rural Polish men. Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Albuquerque, USA (poster)
  23. Jasienska G, Nenko I, Galbarczyk A, Jasienski M, Walas M. Women living with parents-in-law are more fertile. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 147 (suppl.54): 174 (talk)
  24. Nenko I. Reproductive history, energy budget and maternal lifespan. LV Workshop: Evolutionary Biology and Related Topics, Warsaw, Poland (invited talk)
  25. Nenko I & Jasienska G. First birth interval, an indicator of energetic status, is a predictor of reproductive strategy. Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Montpellier, France (talk)
  26. Walas M, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2011. Digit ratio (2D:4D) as an indicator of biological condition among men from Polish rural population. Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Montpellier, France (poster)
  27. Galbarczyk A, Walas M, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2011. 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 (poster)
  28. Nenko I & Jasienska G. 2008. Relationship between fertility and body size and shape: An empirical test of the Covert Maternal Depletion Syndrome hypothesis. Seminar on Trade-offs in Female Life Histories: Raising New Questions in an Integrative Framework, Bristol, UK (talk)
  29. Nenko I, Jasienska G, Ellison PT. 2008. Number of children is related to testosterone levels, but direction of this relationship depends on fathers’ education. European Human Behaviour and Evolution Conference, Montpellier, France (talk)
  30. Nenko I & Jasienska G. 2007. Reproductive history and body size: do women pay any costs of reproduction? European Human Behaviour and Evolution Conference, London, UK (talk)
  31. Nenko I. 2004. Number of children: maternal and paternal lifespan. XXVI Aspher Annual Conference, Caltanissetta, Sicily (talk)

 

RESEARCH AREAS

Life-history evolution

Evolutionary demography

Reproduction and health condition

Reproductive health

Early-life environment

Life style, hormones and women’s health