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“You have multiple sclerosis.” These four words automatically prompt lots of questions, uncertainty, and fear about the future. You may begin to wonder, what’s next? What will your life look like now? Even with your new diagnosis, one thing you need to know is this: You can live well.
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Welcome to The 
Joi Life Foundation

Our Mission Is To Transform Neuroscience Through Innovation And Education To Improve Health Equity.
The Joi Life Foundation is a 501c 3, non-profit organization that supports neurologic disease through educational initiatives for patients and healthcare professionals, scholarship and mentorship opportunities, as well as innovative forms of healing.

Joi Life Foundation Presents

The 4th JLF MS Roundtable Discussion

"Team Work Makes the Dream Work"

Aligning patient and provider goals to improve shared decision making in culturally diverse communities.

February 10th, 2024

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET
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*Further details will be sent to you following registration

Our Statistics

From 2011 to 2019, there has been a statistically significant increase in the percentage of neurology residents who identified as women (41.3% vs. 43.1%), African American (2.5% vs. 3.7%), and Asian/Pacific Islander (19% vs. 20.3%).
However, there has not been a significant change in the percentage of neurology residents who were Hispanic/Latino (5.3% vs. 5.1%) or American Indian/Alaskan Native (0.24% vs. 0.21%). The overall percentage of residents who were underrepresented minorities also did not change significantly (8.1% vs. 9%).
Despite these mild improvements, comparisons to the total population of U.S. medical students showed that neurology residents and neurologists have very little diversity amongst their ranks.

Our Principles


The Joi Life Foundation believes in the advancement of Neuroscience through education of both the patient and healthcare communities affected by Neurologic Disease.


Through scholarship and mentorship, we endeavor to change the field of neurology by training the next generation of Neurology Clinicians and Scientists.

Health Equity:

The need to address disparate health outcomes remains great. By improving health equity and increasing diversity in clinical research, we are doing our part in making access to quality care a reality for all.

About Us

Founded in Atlanta, GA in 2021 by Dr. Mitzi Joi Willams-Brown, Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellowship trained Multiple Sclerosis Specialist, and her husband Bernard Brown, it was birthed out of a passion to educate the masses about neurologic diseases to improve health equity.
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Our scholarship programs aim to bridge the gap in neurologic disease by empowering the next generation of underrepresented neurologic clinicians and researchers. We offer travel and book scholarships for medical students and residents pursuing careers in neurology.
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and scholarships.

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