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A commitment to public policy while living with MS

eSupport Advisor, Mary Rouvelas, committed to public policy while living with MS.

Beneath The Surface

“Beneath The Surface“ is a beautiful short film that highlights the need for social connection and community through profiles of people who have generously shared their experiences of loneliness and living with MS.

Quarantine Shines a Light on the Health Effects of Loneliness and Social Isolation

In this recently published piece, Dr. Leavitt writes about the impact of loneliness and isolation on everyone during COVID-19, and why people with multiple sclerosis may have unique expert experience in this department.

Neurologic Determinism? New update on an age-old debate.

In an editorial in the journal Neurology, Dr. Leavitt shares her thoughts about study results from other researchers on race / ethnicity and cognition in people recently diagnosed with MS. Leavitt VM. Neurologic determinism? Key update to an age-old debate. Neurology. 2020 Mar 9. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:32152132.

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, the leading digital repository for academic research. He led’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.