Dr. Giusti's research interests include Cystic Fibrosis Newborn Screening. He is also the New York State representative to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Newborn Screening Quality Improvement Committee. In this role he has developed a statewide program to evaluate compliance with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Guidelines to administer multivitamin supplementation and monitoring for deficiency of vitamin D.
Exercise and Cystic Fibrosis
Dr. Giusti has received a $75,000 grant from the KIDS of NYU Foundation to implement a Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Wellness Program. This program will instruct children with CF and their families about the benefits of exercise in promoting airway clearance. Using computer based exercise programs, children will meet with a physical therapist who will supervise exercise programs in the in-patient and outpatient setting. Individualized exercise prescriptions will be implemented, and improvement in Quality of Life, exercise capacity and lung function will be monitored.
Dr. Giusti has also published on the New York State Newborn Screening program.
The pediatric program of the World Trade Center Environmental Health Center evaluates students and residents who were in the area of the World Trade Center on 9/11 and who might have been affected by breathing in the resulting debris in the air. The program is currently seeking additional children and young adults for study and treatment, if you believe you or your child may be eligible and you would like to participate, please contact: 1-877-WTC-0107 or (1-877-982-0107)