Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Toxicology, University of Washington, 2006
  • M.S., Nutritional Biochemistry, University of Washington, 1989
  • B.S., Zoology, University of California, Davis, 1985
Licenses & Certifications
  • 8-Hour HAZWOPER Managers and Supervisor Training (WA)
Academic Appointments
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, January 2017-present
Professional Honors
  • Environmental Pathology and Toxicology Traineeship, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Washington, 1999-2003
  • Society of Toxicology, Outstanding Presentation Award, Risk Assessment Specialty Section, 2001 Annual Meeting
  • Student Advisory Committee to Society of Toxicology National Council, 1999-2001
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 40-hour training program
  • OSHA 8 hour Refresher Courses for Health and Safety
Professional Affiliations
  • Society of Toxicology
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • Pacific Northwest Association of Toxicologists
  • Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention
  • French

Dr. Garry has more than 20 years of experience analyzing the biological effects of chemicals on humans and other organisms. He has extensive experience analyzing mechanisms of toxicity for both metals and organic chemicals, and has developed science-based toxicity criteria and guidelines and critically reviewed those developed by others. 

In the field of regulatory toxicology, Dr. Garry has designed and overseen laboratory-testing programs aimed at understanding the mechanisms of toxicity and developing safe exposure levels for industrial chemicals. Dr. Garry has conducted safety evaluations for a variety of medical devices and consumer products. As an environmental toxicologist, he specializes in applying risk-based methods to the design, implementation, and analysis of environmental and remedial investigations.

Dr. Garry has worked extensively on projects involving petroleum, pulp and paper, and mining sites developing and applying scientifically-based methods to assess ecological and human exposure and toxicity. These projects have been located in the U.S., Asia, South America, and Africa. He has also collaborated with U.S. EPA Region 10 on several projects, including the development of streamlined, risk-based screening software for indirect exposure to incinerator emissions, and compilation of seafood arsenic speciation and toxicity data.

Dr. Garry has conducted molecular and biochemical research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and at the University of Washington. He has used this knowledge and experience to evaluate function and replacement of genetically engineered cells, cell derivatives, and cell products. He is able to translate advances in basic science and technology into the practice of risk assessment and risk communication. Dr. Garry's experience in public health practice includes nutrition and maternal and child health counseling, community education and outreach, program planning and administration, in-class teaching, and clinical counseling. He has assisted in the development, implementation, and management of a national health system with the Ministry of Health in Cameroon, West Africa. Dr. Garry has a doctoral degree in toxicology from the University of Washington, where his research focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of metal-induced reproductive, developmental, and inhalation toxicity.