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eSupport Health is focused on practical, actionable solutions for the MS community, based on years of peer-reviewed research and decades of experience working closely with people living with MS.

eSupport is led by Dr. Victoria Leavitt, a leading researcher and expert on MS whose research has been published in numerous publications including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Neurology, and the Multiple Sclerosis Journal, as well as presenting at the leading MS conferences around the world.

Social Network Science-based Telehealth Interventions for MS: Introducing eSupport And eFIT. Abstract presented at annual meeting of the American Committee for Treatment and Research in MS (ACTRIMS), West Palm Beach, 2020.

Presenting at the American Committee for Treatment and Research in MS (ACTRIMS) conference, Dr. Leavitt and team share their initial findings of eSupport and eFIT trials. Abstract presented at annual meeting of the American Committee for Treatment and Research in MS (ACTRIMS), West Palm Beach, 2020. Authors: Leavitt VM, Riley CS, DeJager S, Bloom S.

Strengthening the evidence: A call for preregistration of observational study outcomes.

In this position piece for Multiple Sclerosis Journal, Dr. Leavitt argues that in order to raise the level of priority given to observational data, we must institute a new system of preregistering outcomes. Mult Scler. Oct 31, 2019. Author: Leavitt VM.

eSupport: A feasibility RCT of internet-based support group participation to reduce loneliness in persons with multiple sclerosis.

Detailing the first clinical trial of eSupport, Dr. Leavitt and team write in Multiple Sclerosis Journal, where they demonstrate the initial efficacy and supporting evidence for eSupport groups. Mult Scler. Oct 31, 2019 Authors: Leavitt VM, CS Riley, PL DeJager, S Bloom.

Dissociable cognitive patterns related to depression and anxiety in multiple sclerosis.

Writing in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal, Dr. Leavitt shares her team’s findings on the effects of depression and anxiety on cognition in people living with MS. Mult Scler. June 24, 2019. Authors: Leavitt VM, Brandstadter R, Fabian M, Katz Sand I, Klineova S, Krieger S, Lewis C, Lublin F, Miller A, Pelle G, Buyukturkoglu K, De Jager PL, Li P, Riley CS, Tsapanou A, Sumowski JF.