I received my PhD in biological anthropology from Harvard University. Currently I work at the Institute of Public Health at the Jagiellonian University and I am involved in developing human evolutionary ecology and evolutionary public health in Poland. I head the Human Reproductive and Evolutionary Ecology group and the Mogielica Human Ecology Study Site. I was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and hold a position of Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Anthropology at Yale University.
My research interests include human reproductive ecology and evolutionary approaches to human health. Together with my colleagues I am working on identifying factors that have an impact on ovarian function. Knowledge of such factors is important to understanding evolutionary aspects of human fertility and has practical implications for disease prevention. I am also interested in aging in relation to reproductive effort and in my current projects I investigate physiological and genetic trade-offs between fertility, health, and lifespan. I discuss many of my ideas and research findings in a recent book “The Fragile Wisdom: An Evolutionary View on Women’s Biology and Health” (Harvard University Press, 2013).