About The Joi Life Foundation

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.

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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Dr. Mitzi Joi Willams-Brown

Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer
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As one of the first graduates of Emory University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, I knew I wanted to work in a field that incorporated my love of the brain.

As I applied and matriculated through medical school, I realized a few things:

  • Medical school was expensive, and there wasn’t a lot of support outside of student loans 
  • Many people don’t know about neuroscience as a viable career
  • Neurology isn’t a required core rotation in some medical schools, which continues to minimize exposure until after people have already decided on a career path.

When thinking about the overwhelming amount of debt that most medical students carry, I knew that one day, I wanted to start a scholarship program to help students that were interested in medical school. As I learned more about the lack of neurology and neuroscience exposure for so many medical students, that mission morphed into wanting to support underrepresented medical students and residents in the neurosciences through scholarships. 

In addition to helping change the field of neuroscience through scholarship, I am also passionate about education and health equity for those suffering from neurologic disorders. There’s work to be done, and thus our mission here at the Joi Life Foundation is to transform neuroscience through innovation and education to improve health equity.

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.
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