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eSupport Health announces funding from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

NEW YORK, April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today eSupport Health, a digital mental-health startup, announces funding from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, as the capstone to its pre-seed raise. The financial terms of this equity investment were not disclosed. The funds will be used to help build clinical trial infrastructure and to run a clinical trial of professional eSupport groups, with a focus on underserved people living with MS. "I'm thrilled," said Victoria Leavitt, PhD, FAAN, cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer of eSupport Health. "We couldn't ask for a better partner than the National MS Society." Dr. Leavitt is Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she is Director of the Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. eSupport was developed in her laboratory at Columbia.

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Dr. Leavitt’s appearance as a guest on Jon Strum’s podcast, RealTalk MS

Dr. Leavitt discusses cognition in MS.  Listen to the interview here:
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See Dr. Leavitt on Ask an MS Expert

eFIT: RCT of a Telehealth Group-based Intervention to Increase Physical Activity in MS

Accepted for publication Jan 2021; proof currently published online:

https://cp.neurology.org/content/early/2021/01/25/CPJ.0000000000001039

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.