prof. Grazyna Jasienska

 

EDUCATION

2009: Doctor of Science (Habilitation), Biology, Jagiellonian University

1996: Ph.D., Anthropology, Harvard University

1992: MA, Anthropology, Harvard University

1985: MSc, Biology, Jagiellonian University, Poland

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Current Professional Appointment

2014 – present: Full Professor, Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University

2012 – present: Chair, Department of Environmental Health, Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University

 

Past Professional Appointments

2009 – 2014: Associate Professor (Tenure), Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University

2000 – 2009: Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University

1998 – 2000: Research Associate, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University

1996 – 1998: Post-Doctoral Fellow in Anthropology, Harvard University

 

Professional Affiliations

2012 – present: Senior Research Scientist, Department of Anthropology, Yale University

2010 – 2012: Visiting Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Yale University

2009 – 2010: Research Affiliate, Department of Anthropology, Yale University

2006 (July – September): Visiting Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

2005 – present: External Affiliate of Yale Center for Human and Primate Reproductive Ecology, Yale University

 

FELLOWSHIPS

2005 – 2006: Radcliffe Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

1999 – 2000: Research Fellowship, Research Council of Norway

 

AWARDS

2010: Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum Rector’s Prize for Scientific Achievements for the year 2009

2009: Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum Rector’s Prize for Scientific Achievements for the period 2005-2008

2005: StatSoft Poland and Polish Statistical Society National Competition – Advisor of Best Master Thesis in 2005

1996: Juan Comas Prize from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists

1995: Mellon Foundation Dissertation Completion Award

1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998: Certificates of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

1989 – 1993: Harvard Grant

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

– as Principal Investigator

2018 – 2020: “Developmental programming and physical activity at adulthood in relation to levels of sex steroid hormones in women: implications for breast cancer prevention” (The National Science Centre) 377 880 USD

2011 – 2015: “Fertility and aging and lifespan of women” (IDEAS Plus Grant, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education) 215 000 USD

2011 – 2015: “Parameters of reproductive history and aging and lifespan of women” (The National Science Centre) 105 000 USD

2005 – 2008: “Levels of reproductive steroid hormones in women from populations with differences in risk of breast cancer. Interaction of genetic polymorphisms with lifestyle variation” (with P.T. Ellison, Harvard University and M. Kapiszewska, Jagiellonian University) (Polish Committee on Scientific Research) 68 000 USD

2001 – 2003: “Lifestyle, ovarian steroid hormones and risk of breast cancer in Polish and Norwegian women” (with P.T. Ellison, Harvard University and I. Thune, Tromso University) (Polish Committee on Scientific Research) 55 000 USD

1992 – 1994: “Energy Expenditure and Ovarian Function in Rural Women from Poland” (Ph.D. project, National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement grant)

1992: Mellon Foundation Award for Pre-dissertation Research

1991: Summer Research Grant, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

 

– as Collaborator

2014 – 2016: “Afast! Say it” (P.I.: M. Klimek, The National Centre for Research and Development) 270 160 USD

2013 – 2016: “Ecological determinants of luteal reproductive function“ (P.I.: K. Clancy, University of Illinois, USA, National Science Foundation) 229 643 USD

2012 – 2015: “Environmental factors and quality of life of patients with asthma” (P.I.: M. Scibor, The National Science Centre) 64 000 USD

2007 – 2009: “Psychological stress and reproductive function in Polish women” (P.I.: A. Ziomkiewicz – Wichary, Polish Committee on Scientific Research) 71 000 USD

2003 – 2005: “Diet with high flavonoid content and genetic stability of lymphocytes in women of reproductive age. Levels of estradiol and genetic polymorphism of COMT” (P.I.: M. Kapiszewska, Jagiellonian University, Polish Committee on Scientific Research) 61 000 USD

2001 – 2003: “Diet, physical activity, ovarian hormones and risk of breast cancer in Norwegian and Polish women” (P.I.: I. Thune, Tromso University, Norwegian Cancer Society) 161 000 USD

1997 – 1998: “Global variation in male testosterone decline with age” (P.I.: P.T. Ellison, Harvard University, SmithKline Beecham)

1996 – 1998: “Anxiety and Ovarian Function” (P.I.: P.T. Ellison, Harvard University, National Science Foundation)

1996 – 1998: “Exercise and Ovarian Steroids” (P.I.: P.T. Ellison, Harvard University, National Cancer Institute)

 

– as Supervisor

2014 – 2017: “Levels of reproductive hormones and sexual selection: innovative approach to human sexual preferences” (The National Science Centre, grant FUGA, supervisor of post-doctoral research of Dr. Urszula Marcinkowska) 187 000 USD

2014 – 2015:  “Biomarkers of fetal programming and female health and fertility” (The National Science Centre, grant PRELUDIUM, supervisor of Magdalena Klimek, M.Sc.) 18 300 USD

 

 

TEACHING

Jagiellonian University

Graduate courses:

Research Methods and Applying for Grants (2013)

Human Reproduction: Evolutionary and Demographic Perspectives (2002 – present)

Advanced Epidemiology (2002 – 2009)

Evolutionary Demography (2010 – present)

Fertility and Maternity Related Health and Social Issues (2007 – 2011)

 

Undergraduate courses:

Human Biology (2012 – present)

Health in an Evolutionary Perspective (2010 – present)

Demography (2002 – present)

Epidemiology (2000 – 2002)

 

Harvard University

Laboratory Methods in Reproductive Ecology (1997 – 1998)

Tutorial: The Compleat Biologist – An Examination of Conceptual Issues in Biomedical Sciences (with M. Jasienski) (1996 – 1998)

Anthropology Junior Tutorial (1995, 1997 Fall and Spring)

Human Behavioral Biology (1991, 1992, 1994, 1996)

The Physiology of Human Adaptability (1992 – 1995)

Behavioral Biology of Women (1993)

Reproductive Biology (1993)

 

Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Human Fertility: Evolution, Demography and Health (2010)

 

 

STUDENT and POST-DOCS ADVISING

Post-doctoral fellows

  • Urszula Marcinkowska (Ph.D. University of Turku, Finland) The National Science Centre Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, 2014-2017

 

Fellowship scholars

  • Karolina Puskarczyk (Duke University) Fulbright Fellow, 2013-2014

 

Ph.D. dissertations (as supervisor)

  • Aleksander Suseł, “Fertility of women and men born in the United Stated between years 1958-1987” 2011
  • Andrzej Galbarczyk, “Polymorphism of CYP genes, lifestyle factors and levels of reproductive steroid hormones in women” 2012
  • Magdalena Klimek, “Relative length of fingers (2D:4D), biological condition, and reproduction in rural populations” (Ph.D. expected in 2018)
  • Ludwik Odrzywołek (Ph.D. expected in 2018)
  • Magdalena Jabłońska (5th year graduate student)
  • Magdalena Mijas (4th year graduate student)
  • Karolina Miłkowska (2nd year graduate student)
  • Nikodem Targosz (2nd year graduate student)
  • Mateusz Blukacz (1st year graduate student)

 

 Bachelor and Master Degree Programs (as primary advisor)

  • 52 Bachelor of Arts theses
  • 41 Master of Science theses
  • 7 Master of Science theses in the European Public Health Master Program.

 

Collaborations with international scholars and students conducting research at the Mogielica Human Ecology Study Site (MHESS)

  • Katherine Clancy, Yale University, “Natural variation in endometrial function in women”
  • Heidi Colleran, University College London, “Social networks and fertility decisions in women from rural Poland”
  • Laura Klein, University of Illinois, “Gluten intolerance”; Harvard University, “Variation in milk volume and composition”
  • Louis Alvarado, University of New Mexico, “Hormones, fertility status, body composition, and work habits across the lifespan of men from rural Poland”
  • Amelia Sancilio, Richard Bribiescas, Catherine Panter-Brick, Yale University, “Reproductive ecology and health throughout the life course”
  • Mary Rogers, University of Illinois, “Investigating combined effects of childhood environment and age at menarche on adult reproductive hormones”
  • Katherine Lee, University of Illinois, “Bone health as a function of past conditions and current activity”

 

External Ph.D. dissertation and habilitation reviewer

  • Wroclaw University (2016)
  • Opole University (2015)
  • Wroclaw University (2015)
  • Jagiellonian University (2015)
  • University of Western Australia (2012)
  • Yale University (2011)
  • University College London (2004, 2007)

 

External Ph.D. dissertation committee member

  • University of New Mexico (2010-2015)
  • Jagiellonian University (2009-present)
  • Yale University (2009-2011)
  • Harvard University (2005 and 2018)

 

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

Journals

2017 – present: Senior Editor, Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health (Oxford University Press)

2015 – present: Consulting Editor, Human Nature: Biosocial Perspectives

2011 – present: Editorial Board, Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health (Oxford University Press)

2002 – present: Editorial Board, American Journal of Human Biology

2002 – present: Reviewer for peer-reviewed journals, including American Journal of Human Biology, Current Anthropology, Human Nature, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, PNAS, British Journal of Sports Medicine, Fertility & Sterility, Evolution & Human Behavior, PloS One, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Journal of the American Aging Association, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, Human Reproduction, Rejuvenation Research, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Journal of Women’s Health, Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Przegląd Lekarski, Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu

 

Scientific Societies

2017 – present: Secretary of the International Society of Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health 2017: Member of Organizational Committee of the 2017 meeting of the International Society of Evolution, Medicine & Public Health, August, Groningen, Netherlands

2017: Chair of the Omenn Prize Committee of the Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health Foundation

2016 – present: Chair of the International Society of Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health Meetings Committee

2016: Member of the Omenn Prize Committee of the Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health Foundation

 

Grant Reviewer

2017: Reviewer for The United Arab Emirates University

2017: Reviewer for Programmatic Partnerships Austria

2016: Reviewer for National Centre for Research and Development in Poland

2015: Expert of the National Science Centre Poland

2014 – 2017: Expert of the Research Executive Agency of the European Union, Horizon 2020, MSC Individual Fellowships LIFE panel

2013: Expert of the Research Executive Agency of the European Union, FP7-Career Integration Grants 2013 LIFE panel

2012 – 2013: Expert of The Polish-Norwegian Research Programme

2011 – 2013: Expert of EU Research Executive Agency, FP7-PEOPLE-2011, 2012 and 2013 LIFE panel

2006 – present: Reviewer of research projects for the Wellcome Trust UK, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, MacArthur Foundation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, National Science Centre, The Romanian National Research Council, The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, John Templeton Foundation

2011: External reviewer of tenure appointments (Indiana University, University of California Santa Barbara, Yale University, University of Auckland)

 

UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

– at Jagiellonian University

2012 – present: Chair of the Council, Institute of Public Health

2011 – 2016: Dean’s Plenipotentiary for International Scientific Cooperation

2008 – 2017: Chair of the Committee for Undergraduate Education, Institute of Public Health

2008 – 2016: Member of the Committee for Undergraduate Education, Faculty of Health Sciences

2012 – present: Scientific advisor to “Evolutionary Approaches to Health” Student Scientific Society

2003 – 2012: Scientific advisor to “Epidemiology and Population Studies” Student Scientific Society

2007 – 2012: Senior Tutor for Thesis Seminars, Institute of Public Health

2010: Admissions Committee Member, European Public Health Master Program

2000 – 2005, 2010: Admissions Committee Member for Students in Public Health

2000 – 2005: Faculty Advisor for Incoming Students, Public Health

 

– at Harvard University

1995 – 1998: Non-Resident Tutor in Anthropology, Winthrop House

1989 – 1995: Resident Affiliate in Anthropology, Winthrop House

 

VOLUNTEER AND PUBLIC SERVICE WORK

2009 – present: Founder and President of the Salus Publica Public Health Foundation

2002 – present: Founder and Director of the Mogielica Human Ecology Study Site

 

PUBLICATIONS

Web of Science (Core Collection) – citations: 2314, h-index 27

Google Scholar – citations: 5138, h-index 36

 

Research Interests: Reproductive ecology, endocrinology, evolutionary medicine, evolutionary public health, evolutionary perspective on aging

 

Books

  • G. Jasienska, D. S. Sherry, D. J. Holmes (eds), The Arc of Life. Evolution and Health Across the Life Course (Springer-Verlag New York, 2017)
  • G. Jasienska, The Fragile Wisdom: An Evolutionary View on Women’s Biology and Health, (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013)

 

Peer reviewed publications

2018

  • NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) “Contributions of mean and shape of blood pressure distribution to worldwide trends and variations in raised blood pressure: a pooled analysis of 1018 population-based studies with 88.6 million participants” International Journal of Epidemiology (in press)

 

2017

  • G. Jasienska, R. G. Bribiescas, A.-S. Furberg, S. Helle, A. Núñez-de la Mora “Human reproduction and health: an evolutionary perspective” The Lancet 390: 510-520
  • G. Richards, M. Klimek, G. Jasienska, U. M. Marcinkowska “Digit ratio (2D:4D) and circulating testosterone, oestradiol, and progesterone levels across the menstrual cycle” Early Human Development (in press)
  • B. Kuna, A. Galbarczyk, M. Klimek, I. Nenko, G. Jasienska “Age difference between parents influences parity and number of sons” American Journal of Human Biology (in press)
  • U. M. Marcinkowska, A. C. Little, A. Galbarczyk, I. Nenko, M. Klimek, G. Jasienska “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 (in press)
  • U. M. Marcinkowska, A. Galbarczyk, G. Jasienska „La donna è mobile? Lack of cyclical shifts in facial symmetry, and facial and body masculinity preferences – a hormone based study” Psychoneuroendocrinology (in press)
  • B. J. W. Dixson, A. J. Lee, K. R. Blake, G. Jasienska, U. M. Marcinkowska “Women’s preferences for men’s beards show no relation to their ovarian cycle phase and sex hormone levels” Hormones and Behavior (in press)
  • U. M. Marcinkowska, G. Jasienska, P. Prokop “A comparison of masculinity facial preference among naturally cycling, pregnant, lactating, and post-menopausal women” Archives of Sexual Behavior doi.org/10.1007/s10508-017-1093-3
  • L. Klein, A. A. Breakey, B. Scelza, C. Valeggia, G. Jasienska, K. Hinde ”Concentrations of trace elements in human milk: comparisons among women in Argentina, Namibia, Poland, and the United States” PLOS ONE 12: Article number: e0183367
  • A. Merklinger-Gruchala, G. Jasienska, M. Kapiszewska “Effect of air pollution on menstrual cycle length – a prognostic factor of women’s reproductive health” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 14: DOI:10.3390/ijerph14070816
  • A. Merklinger-Gruchala, G. Jasienska, M. Kapiszewska “Parity conditions the risk for low birth weight after maternal exposure to air pollution” Biodemography and Social Biology 63: 71-86
  • M. Klimek, U. M. Marcinkowska, G. Jasienska “Value of digit ratio 2D:4D, a biomarker of prenatal hormone exposure, is stable across the menstrual cycle” Early Human Development 110: 21-24
  • D. J. Holmes & G. Jasienska “Introduction: Evolutionary medicine and life history theory” in G. Jasienska, D. S. Sherry, D. J. Holmes (eds) “The Arc of Life. Evolution and Health Across the Life Course” Springer-Verlag New York, p.1-6
  • G. Jasienska “Costs of reproduction, health, and life span in women” in G. Jasienska, D. S. Sherry, D. J. Holmes (eds) “The Arc of Life. Evolution and Health Across the Life Course” Springer-Verlag New York, p. 159-176
  • NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) “Worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015: a pooled analysis of 1479 population-based measurement studies with 19·1 million participants” The Lancet 389: 37-55
  • NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) 2017 “Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128·9 million children, adolescents, and adults” The Lancet 390: 2627-42

 

2016

  • F. N. Fjeldheim, H. Frydenberg, V. G. Flote, A. McTiernan, A.-S. Furberg, P. T. Ellison, E. S. Barrett, T. Wilsgaard, G. Jasienska, G. Ursin, E. A. Wist, I. Thune “Polymorphisms in the estrogen receptor alpha gene (ESR1), daily cycling estrogen and mammographic density phenotypes” BMC Cancer 16: 776
  • NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) 2016 “A century of trends in adult human height” eLife 5 e13410
  • M. Klimek, A. Galbarczyk, I. Nenko, G. Jasienska 2016 “Women with more feminine 2D:4D have higher reproductive success” American Journal of Physical Anthropology 160: 549-553
  • A. Ziomkiewicz, A. Sancilio, A. Galbarczyk, M. Klimek, G. Jasienska, G. R. Bribiescas 2016 “Evidence for the cost of reproduction in humans: women with high reproductive effort have higher levels of oxidative stress in post-reproductive years” PLoS ONE 11(1): e0145753
  • A. Iversen, H. Frydenberg, A.-S. Furberg, V.G. Flote, S. Espetvedt Finstad, A. McTiernan, G. Ursin, T. Wilsgaard, P.T. Ellison, G. Jasienska, I. Thune 2016 “Cyclic endogenous estrogen and progesterone vary by mammographic density phenotypes in premenopausal women”. European Journal of Cancer Prevention 25: 9-18
  • U. M. Marcinkowska, P. T. Ellison, A. Galbarczyk, K. Milkowska, B. Pawlowski, I. Thune, G. Jasienska 2016 “Lack of support for relation between woman’s masculinity preference, estradiol level and mating context” Hormones and Behavior 78: 1-7
  • M. Karmacharya, G. Jasienska, P. Bissell, S. P. Wasti, L. Bajracharya 2016 “Factors influencing the utilization of health facilities for childbirth in a disadvantaged community of Lalitpur, Nepal” Nessa Journal of Gynecology 1: 1-27
  • NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) 2016 “Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: a pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19·2 million participants” The Lancet 387: 1377-66
  • NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) 2016 “Worldwide trends in diabetes since 1980: pooled analysis of 751 population-based measurement studies with over 4.4 million participants” The Lancet 387: 1513-30

 

2015

  • H. Frydenberg, V. G. Flote, I. M. Larsson, E. S. Barrett, A.-S. Furberg, G. Ursin, T. Wilsgaard, P. T. Ellison, A. McTiernan, A. Hjartåker, G. Jasienska, I. Thune 2015 “Alcohol consumption, endogenous estrogen and mammographic density among premenopausal women” Breast Cancer Research 17: 103
  • G. Danaei, …. A. Galbarczyk, … G. Jasienska, et al. 2015 “Effects of diabetes definition on global surveillance of diabetes prevalence and diagnosis: a pooled analysis of 96 population-based studies with 331 288 participants” The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 3: 624-637
  • L. C. Alvarado, M. N. Muller, M. Emery Thompson, M. Klimek, I. Nenko, G. Jasienska 2015 “The Paternal Provisioning Hypothesis: effects of workload and testosterone production on men’s musculature” American Journal of Physical Anthropology 158: 19-35
  • H. Colleran, G. Jasienska, I. Nenko, A. Galbarczyk, R. Mace 2015 “Fertility decline and the changing dynamics of wealth, status and inequality” Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282 Article Number: 20150287
  • M. Klimek, A. Galbarczyk, H. Colleran, I. Thune, P. T. Ellison, A. Ziomkiewicz-Wichary, G. Jasienska 2015 “Digit ratio (2D:4D) does not correlate with daily 17β–estradiol and progesterone concentrations in healthy women of reproductive age” American Journal of Human Biology 27: 667-673
  • K. Puskarczyk, A. Galbarczyk, M. Klimek, I. Nenko, L. Odrzywolek, G. Jasienska 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
  • A. Merklinger-Gruchala, G. Jasienska, M. Kapiszewska 2015 “Short interpregnancy interval and low birth weight: a role of parity” American Journal of Human Biology 27: 660-666
  • G. Jasienska, P.T. Ellison, A. Galbarczyk, M. Jasienski, M. Kalemba-Drozdz, M. Kapiszewska, I. Nenko, I. Thune, A. Ziomkiewicz 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 282 Article Number: 20142395

 

2014

  • M. Jasienski, G. Jasienska 2014 “Nature-nurture interaction is ubiquitous, essential, but elusive” Current Anthropology 55: 541-542
  • The Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors for Chronic Diseases Collaboration 2014 “Cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes mortality burden of cardiometabolic risk factors from 1980 to 2010: a comparative risk assessment” The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 2: 634 – 647
  • M. Klimek, A. Galbarczyk, I. Nenko, L.C. Alvarado, G. Jasienska 2014 “Digit ratio (2D:4D) as an indicator of body size, testosterone concentration and number of children in human males” Annals of Human Biology 41: 518-523
  • H. Colleran, G. Jasienska, I. Nenko, A. Galbarczyk, R. Mace 2014 „Community level education accelerates the cultural evolution of fertility decline” Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281 Article Number: 20132732

 

2013

  • A. Galbarczyk, G. Jasienska 2013 “Timing of natural menopause covaries with timing of birth of a first daughter: evidence for a mother-daughter evolutionary contract?” HOMO – Journal of Comparative Human Biology 64: 228-232
  • K. B. H. Clancy, L. D. Klein, A. Ziomkiewicz, I. Nenko, G. Jasienska, R. G. Bribiescas 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
  • G. Danaei et al (G. Jasienska: member of Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group) 2013  “The global cardiovascular risk transition: associations of four metabolic risk factors with national income, urbanization, and western diet in 1980 and 2008” Circulation 127: 1493–1502
  • M. Kapiszewska, A. Merklinger-Gruchala, G. Jasienska 2013 “The modulating influence of tea polyphenols on estrogen metabolism in Asian and Caucasian Populations: Breast cancer prevention.” in: Tea in Health and Disease Prevention, V. Preedy (ed) Academic Press, London UK, 551-562
  • C. Torris, I. Thune, A. Emaus, S. E. Finstad, A. Bye, A.-S. Furberg, E. S. Barrett, G. Jasienska, P. Ellison, A. Hjartåker 2013 “Duration of lactation, maternal metabolic profile and body composition in the Norwegian EBBA I-study” Breastfeeding Medicine 8: 8-15
  • I. Nenko, G. Jasienska 2013 “First birth interval, an indicator of energetic status, is a predictor of lifetime reproductive strategy” American Journal of Human Biology 25: 78-82
  • E. S. Barrett, V. Tran, S. Thurston, G. Jasienska, A.-S. Furberg, P. T. Ellison, I. Thune 2013 “Marriage and motherhood are associated with lower testosterone concentrations in women” Hormones and Behavior 63: 72-79

 

2012

  • A. Ziomkiewicz, B. Pawlowski, P. T. Ellison, S. F. Lipson, I. Thune, G. Jasienska 2012 “Higher luteal progesterone is associated with low levels of premenstrual aggressive behavior and fatigue” Biological Psychology 91: 376-382
  • G. Jasienska, M. Jasienski, P.T. Ellison 2012 “Testosterone levels correlate with the number of children in human males, but the direction of the relationship depends on paternal education” Evolution and Human Behavior 33: 665-671
  • A. Ziomkiewicz, S. Wichary, D. Bochenek, B. Pawlowski, G. Jasienska 2012 “Temperament and ovarian reproductive hormones in women: evidence from a study during the entire menstrual cycle” Hormones and Behavior 61: 535-540
  • A. Iversen, I. Thune, K.W. Makar, T. Wilsgaard, P.T. Ellison, G. Jasienska, V. Flote, E.M. Poole, A-S. Furberg 2012 “Genetic polymorphism CYP17 rs2486758 and metabolic risk factors predict daily salivary 17-beta estradiol concentrations in healthy premenopausal Norwegian women. The EBBA-I Study” Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 97: E852-857
  • P. Lima-Pereira, C. Bermudez-Tamayo, G. Jasienska 2012 “Use of the Internet as a source of health information amongst participants of antenatal classes” Journal of Clinical Nursing 21: 322-330
  • G.A. Stevens, G. M. Singh, Y. Lu, G. Danaei, J. K. Lin, M. M. Finucane, A. N. Bahalim, R. K. McIntire, H. R. Gutierrez, M. Cowan, C. J. Paciorek, F. Farzadfar, L. Riley, M. Ezzati and the Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group (G. Jasienska: member of Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group) 2012 “National, regional, and global trends in adult overweight and obesity prevalences” Population Health Metrics 10: 22

 

2011

  • M.M. Finucane et al (G. Jasienska: member of Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group) 2011 “National, regional, and global trends in body-mass index since 1980: systematic analysis of health examination surveys and epidemiological studies with 960 country-years and 91 million participants” Lancet 377: 557-567
  • G. Jasienska 2011 „Ecological and evolutionary determinants of variation in levels of ovarian hormones” in Individual and Environmental Determinants of Variation in Levels of Reproductive Hormones in Women, M. Kapiszewska (ed) 27-40 (in Polish)
  • I. Nenko, G. Jasienska 2011 „Costs of reproduction and health, and lifespan of women” in Individual and Environmental Determinants of Variation in Levels of Reproductive Hormones in Women, M. Kapiszewska (ed) 105-118 (in Polish)
  • A. Merklinger-Gruchala, G. Jasienska 2011 “Diet and levels of reproductive hormones (estrogens and progesterone) in women of reproductive age: Implications for risk of breast cancer” in Individual and Environmental Determinants of Variation in Levels of Reproductive Hormones in Women, M. Kapiszewska (ed) 119-136 (in Polish)
  • A. Iversen, I. Thune, A. McTiernan, A. Emaus, S.E. Finstad, V. Flote, T. Wilsgaard, S.F. Lipson, P.T. Ellison, G. Jasienska, A.-S. Furberg 2011 “Ovarian hormones and reproductive risk factors for breast cancer in premenopausal women: the Norwegian EBBA-I study” Human Reproduction 26: 1519-1529

 

2010

  • A. Suseł, G. Jasienska 2010 “Determinants of female fertility in the United States: Review of current literature“ Zeszyty Naukowe Ochrony Zdrowia. Zdrowie Publiczne i Zarzadzanie VIII, 2: 101-108 (in Polish)
  • G. Jasienska 2010 “Why Women Differ in Ovarian Function: Genetic Polymorphism, Developmental Conditions, and Adult Lifestyle” in: Human Evolutionary Biology, Michael Muehlenbein (ed). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge p. 322-337

 

2009

  • S. Espetvedt Finstad, A. Emaus, S. Tretli, G. Jasienska, P.T. Ellison, A-S. Furberg, E. Wist, I. Thune 2009 “Adult height, insulin, and 17-beta estradiol in young women” Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 18: 1477-1483
  • I. Nenko, G. Jasienska “Fertility, body size, and shape: An empirical test of the Covert Maternal Depletion hypothesis” 2009 American Journal of Human Biology 21: 520-523
  • K.B.H. Clancy, P.T. Ellison, G. Jasienska, R.G. Bribiescas 2009 “Endometrial thickness is not independent of luteal phase length in a rural Polish population” Anthropological Science 117: 159-163
  • G. Jasienska 2009 “Reproduction and lifespan: trade-offs, overall energy budgets, intergenerational costs, and costs neglected by research” American Journal of Human Biology 21: 524-532
  • S. Espetvedt Finstad, A. Emaus, N. Potischman, E. Barrett, AS. Furberg, P.T. Ellison, G. Jasienska, I. Thune 2009 “Influence of birth weight and adult body composition on 17-beta estradiol levels in young women” Cancer Causes and Control 20: 233-42
  • G. Jasienska 2009 “Low birth weight of contemporary African Americans: an intergenerational effect of slavery?” American Journal of Human Biology 21:16-24
  • P.T. Ellison, G. Jasienska 2009 “Adaptation, Health, and the Temporal Domain of Human Reproductive Physiology”: in C. Panter-Brick and A. Fuentes (eds). Health, Risk and Adversity: A Contextual View from Anthropology, Berghahn Books, New York, p. 108-128.

 

2008

  • A. Merklinger-Gruchala , P. T. Ellison, S. F. Lipson, I. Thune, G. Jasienska 2008 “Estradiol levels in women of reproductive age having low sleep variation” European Journal of Cancer Prevention 17: 467-472
  • A. Ziomkiewicz, P. T. Ellison, S. F. Lipson, I. Thune, G. Jasienska 2008 “Body fat, energy balance and estradiol levels: a study based on hormonal profiles from complete menstrual cycles” Human Reproduction 23: 2555-2563
  • G. Jasienska, P. T. Ellison 2008 “Analyses do not support CYP17 genotype-estradiol associations • In response” Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 17: 1550
  • A. Emaus, M.B. Veierød, A.S. Furberg, S. Espetvedt, C. Friedenreich, P.T. Ellison, G. Jasienska, L.B. Andersen, I. Thune 2008 “Physical activity, heart rate, metabolic profile and estradiol in premenopausal women” Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 40: 1024-1032
  • A. Emaus, S. Espetvedt, R. Ballard-Barbash, A.S. Furberg, P.T. Ellison, G. Jasienska, M.B. Veierod, A. Hjartaaker, I. Thune 2008 “17-ß-estradiol in relation to age at menarche and adult obesity in premenopausal women” Human Reproduction 23: 919-927
  • B. Pawlowski, G. Jasienska 2008. “Women’s body morphology and preferences for sexual partners’ characteristics” Evolution & Human Behavior 29: 19-25
  • G. Jasienska, M. Jasienski 2008 “Inter-population, inter-individual, inter-cycle, and intra-cycle natural variation in progesterone levels: a quantitative assessment and implications for population studies“ American Journal of Human Biology 20: 35-42

 

2007

  • P.T. Ellison, S.F. Lipson, G. Jasienska, P.L. Ellison 2007 “Moderate anxiety, whether acute or chronic, is not associated with ovarian suppression in healthy women” American Journal of Physical Anthropology 134: 513-519
  • P.T. Ellison, G. Jasienska 2007 “Constraint, pathology and adaptation: how can we tell them apart?” American Journal of Human Biology 19: 622-630

 

2006

  • G. Jasienska, M. Kapiszewska, P.T. Ellison, M. Kalemba, I.Nenko, I. Thune, A. Ziomkiewicz 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
  • G. Jasienska, I. Thune, P.T. Ellison 2006 “Fatness at birth predicts adult susceptibility to ovarian suppression: an empirical test of the “Predictive Adaptive Response” hypothesis” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 34: 12759-62
  • K.B.H. Clancy, I. Nenko, G. Jasienska 2006 “Menstruation does not cause anemia: endometrial thickness correlates positively with red blood cell count and hemoglobin concentration in premenopausal women” American Journal of Human Biology 18: 710-713
  • G. Jasienska, I. Nenko, M. Jasienski 2006 “Daughters increase longevity of fathers, but daughters and sons equally reduce longevity of mothers” American Journal of Human Biology 18: 422-425
  • G. Jasienska, S. F. Lipson, P. T. Ellison, I. Thune, A. Ziomkiewicz 2006 “Symmetrical women have higher potential fertility” Evolution & Human Behavior 27: 390-400
  • G. Jasienska, A. Ziomkiewicz, I. Thune, S.F. Lipson, P.T. Ellison 2006 “Habitual physical activity and estradiol levels in women of reproductive age” European Journal of Cancer Prevention 15: 439-445
  • M. Kapiszewska, M. Miskiewicz, P.T. Ellison, I. Thune, G. Jasienska 2006 “High tea consumption diminishes the salivary 17b-estradiol concentration” British Journal of Nutrition 95: 989-995
  • G. Jasienska, A. Ziomkiewicz, S.F. Lipson, I. Thune, P.T. Ellison 2006 “High ponderal index at birth predicts high estradiol levels in adult women” American Journal of Human Biology 18: 133-140

 

2005

  • G. Jasienska, A. Ziomkiewicz, M. Górkiewicz, A. Pajak 2005 ”Body mass, depressive symptoms and menopausal status: an examination of the “Jolly Fat” hypothesis” Women’s Health Issues 15: 145-151
  • B. Pawlowski, G. Jasienska 2005 “Woman’s preferences for sexual dimorphism in height depend on menstrual cycle phase and expected duration of relationship” Biological Psychology 70: 38-43
  • A.S. Furberg, G. Jasienska, N. Bjurstam, P.A. Torjesen, A. Emaus, S.F. Lipson, P.T. Ellison, I. Thune 2005 “Metabolic and hormonal profiles: HDL cholesterol as a plausible biomarker of breast cancer risk. The Norwegian EBBA study” Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 14: 33-40

 

2004 and older

  • G. Jasienska, P. T. Ellison 2004 “Energetic factors and seasonal changes in ovarian function in women from rural Poland” American Journal of Human Biology 16: 563-580
  • G. Jasienska, A. Ziomkiewicz, P.T. Ellison, S.F. Lipson, I. Thune 2004 “Large breasts and narrow waists indicate high reproductive potential in women” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 271: 1213-1217
  • G. Jasienska 2003 “Energy metabolism and the evolution of reproductive suppression in human female” Acta Biotheoretica 51: 1-18
  • G. Jasienska 2001″Why energy expenditure causes reproductive suppression in women: an evolutionary and bioenergetic perspective” in: P.T. Ellison (ed.) Reproductive Ecology and Human Evolution (Aldine, Chicago)
  • G. Jasienska, I. Thune 2001 “Lifestyle, progesterone and breast cancer” British Medical Journal 323: 1002
  • G. Jasienska, I. Thune 2001 “Lifestyle, hormones, and risk of breast cancer” British Medical Journal 322: 586-587
  • G. Jasienska, I. Thune, P.T. Ellison 2000 “Energetic factors, ovarian steroids and the risk of breast cancer” European Journal of Cancer Prevention 9: 231-239
  • G. Jasienska, P. T. Ellison 1998 “Physical work causes suppression of ovarian function in women” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 265: 1847-1851
  • G. Jasienska 1996 “Energy expenditure and ovarian function in rural women from Poland”. Ph.D. Thesis, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
  • G. R. Bentley, G. Jasienska, T. Goldberg 1993 “Is the fertility of agriculturalists higher than that of nonagriculturalists?” Current Anthropology 34: 778-786
  • G. R. Bentley, T. Goldberg, G. Jasienska 1993 “The fertility of agricultural and non-agricultural traditional societies” Population Studies 47: 269-281
  • M. Jasienski, G. Jasienska 1988 “Parental correlates of the variability in body mass at hatching in Arctia caja larvae (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) Entomologia Generalis 13: 87-93
  • G. Jasienska 1985 “Oviposition in the Polish species of newts (Triturus sp.): temporal and spatial variation”. M.Sc. Thesis, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.

 

Popular science (in Polish)

  • G. Jasienska 2015 „Hourglass figure and fertility“ (book chapter) in „How to conceive: A book for those who want a baby“ Agora, Warszawa: 170-175
  • G. Jasienska 2013 “Why do we need parasites?” Polityka, May 27
  • G. Jasienska 2011 “Our fertility” Gazeta Wyborcza (Wysokie Obcasy) 17: 26-30
  • G. Jasienska 1999 “Dealing with menopause” Gazeta Wyborcza (Wysokie Obcasy) 14: 28-29
  • G. Jasienska 1991 “Ecological and evolutionary aspects of menstrual synchrony in women” Kosmos 40 (2-3): 187-193
  • M. Jasienski, G. Jasienska 1988 “Evolutionary strategies and the reproductive biology of toads. I. Behavioral ecology of the common toad (Bufo bufo L.)” Wszechswiat 89: 70-71
  • M. Jasienski, G. Jasienska 1988 “Evolutionary strategies and the reproductive biology of toads. II. Trade-offs in mate choice” Wszechswiat 89: 99-100
  • G. Jasienska, M. Jasienski 1988 “Evolutionary strategies and the reproductive biology of toads. III. Interactions among males” Wszechswiat 89: 119-120
  • M. Jasienski, G. Jasienska 1988 Evolutionary strategies and the reproductive biology of toads. IV. How to find a female in a pond” Wszechswiat 89: 144-145
  • M. Jasienski, G. Jasienska 1985 “On the evolution of sexual reproduction in diatoms” Wszechswiat 86: 239-242

 

 

INVITED LECTURES

2018

  • “Does medicine need Darwin?” Jagiellonian University Open Days, Krakow, March 2018.

 

2017

  • “Evolution of female reproduction and breast cancer: it was never about the 3 Rs” International Society Evolution, Ecology and Cancer 2017 Conference, Tempe, USA December 2017.

 

2016

  • “Evolutionary approach to women’s health” The Swiss Association for Science Journalism, Murten, Switzerland, November 2016.
  • “Evolutionary perspective on women’s health: why public health needs evolution?” Invited lecture for Public Health faculty and students from Maastricht University, Netherlands, November 2016.
  • “Evolutionary perspective on women’s reproduction and health” European Human Behavior and Evolution Association, London, UK (plenary), April 2016.

 

2015

  • “An evolutionary view on women’s biology and health” 3rd Polish Evolutionary Conference, Poznan (plenary), September 2015.

 

2014

  • “What is beneficial for reproduction could be detrimental for heath: costs of reproduction, trade-offs and human health ” The Lancet Meeting, Arizona State University, October 2014.
  • “Menstrual cycles, ovulation, and reproductive hormones: methodological challenges in studies on human mate choice” 5th Nordic Evolutionary Psychology Meeting, September 2014, Finland
  • “Evolutionary perspective on women’s reproduction and health: is there such a thing as “normal” levels of reproductive hormones?“ 2013-14 Evolution and Human Adaptation lecture series ‘What does it mean to be a modern human?’ University of Michigan, April 2014.
  • “How much is too much: Are modern women above the norm for levels of reproductive hormones?” Center for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health, Arizona State University, April 2014.

 

2013

  • “Evolutionary medicine and evolutionary public health” Department of Mathematics & Biological Sciences, Jagiellonian University, November 2013.

 

2012

  • “Marie Curie Individual Fellowships – People 7PR. How to write a successful grant application,” International Mobility Conference – A Key to a Successful Research Career, Krakow, June 2012.
  • “How to apply for a European grant?” Women in Science and Business Conference, Krakow, March 2012.

 

2011

  • “Marie Curie Individual Fellowships from the perspective of an Expert of the European Commission,” Nowy Sacz School of Business – National-Louis University, December 2011
  • “Female fertility and reproductive cancers” Department of Biochemistry, Frycz Modrzewski University, Krakow, May 2011.

 

2010

  • “Natural variation in women’s potential fertility: determinants and implications for health” Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, November 2010.

 

 

2009

  • “Variation in fertility: Ecological and evolutionary determinants” Polish Academy of Science, Department of Anthropology, Wroclaw, December 2009.
  • “Early development and reproductive health in later life” Evolution and Diseases of Modern Environments Symposium, World Health Summit, October 2009 (invited co• organizer and co-leader of symposium with G.R. Bentley).
  • “Evolutionary ecology of human reproduction” Polish Academy of Sciences 48th Workshop on Evolutionary Biology and Related Topics, Year of Darwin Session. Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, May 2009.

 

2008

  • “Reproduction and lifespan: overall energy budgets, trade-offs, intergenerational costs and costs neglected by research” Seminar on Trade-offs in Female Life Histories: Raising New Questions in an Integrative Framework. Bristol, United Kingdom.

 

2006

  • “Are ovarian steroid hormones suitable as biomarkers of reproductive aging: determinants and variation of hormone levels” Biomarkers of Reproductive Aging Seminar, Harvard University.
  • “Genetic polymorphism, dietary phytoestrogens, and fetal programming: forgotten factors in human reproductive ecology” Department of Biological Anthropology, Yale University.
  • “Markers of biological quality: endocrinological answers to evolutionary questions” The Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, Yale University.
  • “Genetic polymorphism, dietary phytoestrogens, and fetal programming: forgotten factors in human reproductive ecology” The Biological Anthropology Colloquium Series, Harvard University.
  • “Lifestyle and ovarian hormones: Implications for prevention of hormone-dependent cancers” Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health.

 

2005

  • “Size at birth as a predictor of estradiol levels in adult women”. Workshop “Early life influences on reproductive function in women” Durham, England, March 2005.

 

2004

  • “Measures of biological quality in endocrinology, evolutionary psychology and demography” The Biological Anthropology Seminar Series, University College London, December 2004.
  • “Markers of biological quality: endocrinological answers to evolutionary questions” The Biological Anthropology Colloquium Series, Harvard University.

 

2002

  • “Comparison of energy intake, energy expenditure and energy balance in relation to ovarian steroid hormones”. 18 th UICC International Cancer Congress, Symposium “Methodological Aspects in Studies on Energy Balance and Cancer Risk”. Oslo, Norway.

 

1999

  • “Reproductive cancers: a perspective from reproductive ecology”. Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromso, Norway (sponsored by the Research Council of Norway), September 1999.

 

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

Panels, Workshops, and Symposia Organized

  • “Reproductive ecology and human health” The International Society for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health Meeting, Durham, USA, June 2016 (symposium; organizer and chair)
  • “Evolutionary Medicine” Polish Academy of Sciences Committee of Evolutionary and Theoretical Biology, Warsaw, October 2011 (workshop; organizer and chair).
  • “Evolution and Health over the Life Course” The American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota (symposium; co-organizer and co-chair with D. Sherry).
  • “Early development and reproductive health in later life” Symposium: Evolution and Diseases of Modern Environments, World Health Summit, October 2009 (two-day workshop; invited co-organizer and co-leader with G.R. Bentley).
  • “Life history, energetic trade-offs, and human evolution” European Society of Evolutionary Biology, Krakow, August 2005 (symposium; co-organizer and co-chair with R.G. Bribiescas).
  • “Life history, energetics, and human evolution” American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, April 2004 (symposium; co-organizer and co-chair with R.G. Bribiescas).