Joey Gareri

Joey Gareri, Laboratory Manager, Hospital for Sick Children, Canada


Joey manages the Motherisk Laboratory in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology at the Hospital for Sick Children specializing in alternative matrix toxicology (hair and meconium). In addition to overseeing the laboratory’s clinical services, Joey is involved in conducting and directing research involving biomarker development of in utero substance exposure. Joey has a special interest in biomarkers of prenatal alcohol exposure, with the ultimate goal of early detection and intervention for children at risk for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. He has presented his research involving toxicological analysis of newborns, children, and adults through numerous peer-reviewed publications and scientific meetings. Joey is in the process of obtaining his PhD through the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Toronto and is an active member of the Society of Hair Testing, Canadian Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, The International Association of Forensic Toxicology, as well as IATDMCT.