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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.

Default network connectivity is linked to memory status in multiple sclerosis.

In the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (JINS), Dr. Leavitt and team discuss utilizing MRI scans to understand large-scale neuronal network disruptions that lead to memory impairment, a primary focus of the research Dr. Leavitt conducts in her lab at Columbia. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. Oct 20, 2014. Authors: Leavitt VM, Paxton J, Sumowski JF.

Aerobic exercise increases hippocampal volume and improves memory in multiple sclerosis: preliminary findings.

For Neurocase, Dr. Leavitt and team share a clinical trial which shows evidence that engaging in 12-weeks of aerobic exercise resulted in improved memory and increased hippocampal volume for people living with MS. Neurocase. Oct 4, 2013. Authors: Leavitt VM, Cirnigliaro C, Cohen A, Farag A, Brooks M, Wecht JM, Wylie GR, Chiaravalloti ND, DeLuca J, Sumowski JF.

Warmer outdoor temperature is associated with worse cognitive status in multiple sclerosis.

In Neurology, Dr. Leavitt’s team shares the first-ever report linking cognitive performance to outdoor temperature in people living with MS. Neurology. Mar 27, 2012. Authors: Leavitt VM, Sumowski JF, Chiaravalloti N, Deluca J.