Joseph Fusco

Co-Funding Chair

Joseph Fusco is a first year medical student at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a Bachelorís of Science Degree in Biology. He was twice awarded the Science in the Public Interest Award to intern at the American Medical Association, a organization that helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues. He was the first ever undergraduate to intern at the AMA specializing in legislation regarding the State Childrenís Health Insurance Program, Voice for the Uninsured Campaign, and Physician Workforce Shortages. He has gone on to become the president of the AMA Mount Sinai Chapter and the Mount Sinai Sports Medicine Interest Group. He is also involved with several childrenís outreach programs such as an urban outreach exercise and nutrition program to aid in the fight against obesity.

Joseph created the Students for Steroid Awareness and Testing and was instrumental in the introduction of the Drug Free Varsity Sports Act of 2007, legislation that would institute a grant program for states to beginning testing high school athletes for steroids. His work was published in the Triple Helix Journal along with his research on the effects of climate change and mosquito-borne infectious disease. His recent work with the parasite Giardia lamblia has been submitted to the National Institute of Health.

Joseph played varsity baseball at Georgetown University and was involved in a number of other club sports. In his spare time, Joseph continues to partake in sports leagues in New York City.

InnoWorks is a Winner of the 2007 BRICK Awards