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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.

Joe Duncan

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Joe is the cofounder of eSupport Health and has served as its CEO since the company was formed in November 2019. He is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in founding, building, and leading effective organizations, and whose counsel is sought out across a variety of businesses.

Since 2012, Joe has served as an advisor to the CEO of protocols.io, the leading digital repository for academic research. He led protocols.io’s initial seed round and continues to be actively involved as a trusted advisor to the company.

From 2015 to 2017, Joe served as General Manager at Lionbridge Technologies, where he established the Legal Division, following Lionsbridge’s acquisition of Joe’s company, Geotext Translations, Inc.

In 1997, Joe founded and served as CEO of Geotext, a multimillion-dollar business providing premium language services to global 100 law firms and major corporations. Geotext became the go-to translation company for many of the world’s most critical cross-border legal matters. At its peak, Geotext had over 120 full-time employees and 3,500+ contractors around the world. In 2015, Geotext was acquired by Lionbridge.

Joe holds a B.A. in English Literature, with a Minor in Political Science, from the University of Southern California and an M.F.A. from Columbia University. Joe enjoys reading, running, and hiking in the Adirondacks with his family. Recently Joe learned to surf which involves more wiping out than catching waves, but he enjoys the challenge.