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Ph.D. in Forensic Toxicology, Department of Anatomical Pathology and Forensic Sciences, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain


Pharm. D. (Licenciatura de Farmacia), University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain


Marta Concheiro is Assistant Professor of Toxicology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. She received her Pharm.D. in 2002 and her Ph.D. in Toxicology in 2006, both from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. During her Ph.D., she performed research projects at other European institutions, specifically at the Institute de Médicine Légale et de Médicine Social in Strasbourg (France) and at the Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal in Lisbon (Portugal). She did her postdoctoral training (2008-2009) at the Chemistry and Drug Metabolism Section at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in Baltimore, MD, where she later worked as Research Scientist until 2014. Dr. Concheiro has received several awards, including the 2020 Faculty Scholarly Excellence Award from the Office for the Advancement of Research-CUNY, and the 2018 Achievement Award from The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT). Currently, Dr. Concheiro is Associate Editor of the Journal of Forensic Sciences and the journal Frontiers in Chemistry. Dr. Concheiro has more than 90 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and she has participated presenting her work at more than 40 professional toxicology meetings.

Courses Taught

Graduate Courses


FOS 727 Case Analysis in Forensic Toxicology (Lecture)


FOS 725 Forensic Toxicology I (Lecture & Laboratory)


FOS 726 Forensic Toxicology II (Lecture & Laboratory)


Undergraduate Courses


FOS 402 Undergraduate Research Internship (Mentor)


TOX 416 Analytical Toxicology (Laboratory)


Professional Memberships

- Standard Member of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT) since 2004.

§ TIAFT Young Scientist Committee Member from November 2014 to August 2018.

- Member of the Society of Hair Testing (SOHT) since 2009.

- Member of the International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT) since 2010.

- Full Member of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT) since 2012.

§ SOFT Mentoring Committee Member since 2020.

- Member of the Council of Forensic Science Educators (COFSE) since 2017.

§ COFSE Higher Education Committee Member from 2018 to 2021.

- Regular Member of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (NEAFS) since 2018.

- Associate Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) since 2019.

Spanish, English
Research Summary
  • Development and validation of analytical methods by gas and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry.

  • Detection and interpretation of licit and illicit drug exposure during pregnancy.

  • Wastewater and River water analysis of licit and illicit drugs.

  • Study of alternative matrices, hair, oral fluid and drug blood spots, and their applications in clinical and forensic toxicology. 

  • Toxicological study of the new psychoactive substances (NPS), including synthetic opioids, cannabinoids, cathinones, and benzodiazepines.