Andrzej Galbarczyk


I have been working with the team since 2002. During my PhD studies I investigated polymorphism of cytochrome genes and levels of estradiol and progesterone in women. I am also interested in menopause and proposed a hypothesis that age at birth of a first daughter is one of predictors of menopausal age. Currently I am working on a project “The impact of tattoos on assessments of male attractiveness”.





Galbarczyk A, Mijas M, Marcinkowska UM, Koziara K, Apanasewicz A, Ziomkiewicz A. 2019 Association between sexual orientations of individuals and perceptions of tattooed men, Psychology & Sexuality,

Galbarczyk A. Syn córce nierówny. 2019. Czyli o wpływie płci urodzonych dzieci na fizjologię i zdrowie matki. Kosmos, 68(1), 13-18 (in Polish)

Milkowska K, Galbarczyk A, Jasienska G. 2019. Disgust sensitivity in relation to menstrual cycle phase in women with and without an infection. American Journal of Human Biology, 31(3), e23233

Ścibor M, Galbarczyk A, Jasienska G. 2019. Living Well with Pollution? The Impact of the Concentration of PM2. 5 on the Quality of Life of Patients with Asthma. International journal of environmental research and public health. 16(14), 2502

Ścibor M, Balcerzak B, Galbarczyk A, Targosz N, Jasienska G. 2019. Are we safe inside? Indoor air quality in relation to outdoor concentration of PM10 and PM2. 5 and to characteristics of homes.Sustainable Cities and Society. 48, 101537

Lee KM, Rogers MP, Galbarczyk A, Jasienska G, Clancy KB. 2019. Physical activity in women of reproductive age in a transitioning rural Polish population. American Journal of Human Biology. 31(3), e23231

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, gly190,

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

Kuna B & Galbarczyk A. 2018. Men with more masculine digit ratios are partnered with more attractive women. Personality and Individual Differences 124: 8-11

Kuna B, Galbarczyk A, Klimek M, Nenko I, Jasienska G. 2018. Age difference between parents influences parity and number of sons. American Journal of Human Biology: e23095

Milkowska K, Ziomkiewicz A, Galbarczyk A. 2018. Tattooed man: Could menstrual cycle phase and contraceptive use change female preferences towards bad boys? Personality and Individual Differences 121: 41-47

Marcinkowska UM, Little AC, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Klimek M, Jasienska G. 2018. 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 165: 589-593

Galbarczyk A & Ziomkiewicz A. 2017. Tattooed men: Healthy bad boys and good-looking competitors. Personality and Individual Differences, 106: 122-125

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

Marcinkowska UM, Ellison PT, Galbarczyk A, Milkowska K, Pawlowski B, Thune I, Jasienska G. 2016. Lack of support for relation between woman’s masculinity preference, estradiol level and mating context. Hormones and Behavior 78: 1-7

Ziomkiewicz A, Sancilio A, Galbarczyk A, Klimek M, Jasienska G, Bribiescas RG. 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: e0145753

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC). 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

Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Colleran H, Thune I, Ellison PT, Ziomkiewicz A, Jasienska G. 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

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

Colleran H, Jasienska G, Nenko I, Galbarczyk A, Mace R. 2015. Fertility decline and the changing dynamics of wealth, status and inequality. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 282: 20150287

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

Klimek M, Galbarczyk A, Nenko I, Alvarado LC, Jasienska G. 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

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

Galbarczyk A & Jasienska G. 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

Galbarczyk A. 2011. Unexpected changes in maternal breast size during pregnancy in relation to infant sex: an evolutionary interpretation. American Journal of Human Biology 23: 560-562