Grazyna Jasienska, Ph.D., a Professor and Department Chair at Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, where she is a biological anthropologist whose research interests include reproductive ecology, human fertility, life history, and implications of evolutionary biology for medicine and public health. She is the author of The Fragile Wisdom: An Evolutionary View on Women’s Biology and Health (Harvard Univ. Press, 2013). Jasienska established the Mogielica Human Ecology Study Site in rural Poland where her team conducts longitudinal projects on human life history, fertility and health. Recently, she was involved in the Lancet series on the evolutionary public health, the topic that for the first time was covered by one of the most prestigious medical journals. Jasienska's work has been published in, among others, the Lancet, PNAS, Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biological Reviews, American Journal of Human Biology. She received a MA and PhD in biological anthropology from Harvard University and MSc in biology from Jagiellonian University. She was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University. She is founder and president of the Salus Publica Foundation for Public Health which supports research and aims to improve quality of life in rural communities.
Primary Areas of Expertise:
Biological Anthropology, Evolutionary Anthropology, Evolutionary Biology, Life History