Ayako (Aya) Chan-Hosokawa is a forensic toxicologist with NMS Labs in Willow Grove, PA. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Stockton University in 2004 and her Master of Science in Chemistry from University of Minnesota in 2006. Ms. Chan-Hosokawa is also certified as a Diplomate through the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT) and is a member of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), and the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT).
Ms. Chan-Hosokawa received specialized training at The Robert F. Borkenstein Courses on Alcohol & Highway Safety and DUID, The Center for Forensic Sciences Research and Education certificate programs on analytical toxicology, postmortem interpretive toxicology, and forensic pharmacology and Thomas Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences class on general pharmacology.
Professionally, Ms. Chan-Hosokawa’s primary area of interest is drug-impaired driving; she evaluates positivity data, the changes in drug trends and observed blood drug concentrations. Her focus is to help maintain NMS’s leadership role in forensic toxicology testing by developing appropriate scope of analysis at the sensitivity required for purpose of DUID investigations. She also serves as a faculty member for The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute for their annual training of prosecutors and investigators.