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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

FUMS podcast

Dr. Leavitt was interviewed on the FUMS podcast discussing the impetus for creating eSupport Health. eSupport is based on Dr. Leavitt's years of research on the benefits for social support groups for people living with MS. We are social animals, and on a biological basis, we need each other and we need to connect, now more than ever. 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fums-giving-multiple-sclerosis-the-finger/id982388479?i=1000502054691

eSupport: Feasibility trial of telehealth support group participation to reduce loneliness in multiple sclerosis

Date of publication Nov 26, 2020

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31668134/

Focus on Fatigue

Dr. Leavitt was interviewed for an article on Momentum Magazine discussing exercise and fatigue.

https://momentummagazineonline.com/focus-on-fatigue/

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.