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Brain Chat with the Nerdy Neurologist

Brain Chat with the Nerdy Neurologist

By Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams

Brain Chat is a podcast with the world-renowned researcher, neurologist and MS specialist, Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams. Each episode, Dr. Williams will feature a special guest and cover all "matters" of the brain as it relates to life, health, wellness, relationships, and science.
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End of the year review
End of the year review
We have covered so many topic this second season. Join Dr. Mitzi and one of her favorite super friends Dr. Annette Okai, as the do the End of the year review.
49:57
January 27, 2023
MS Below the Belt (Bowel, Bladder and Sexual Function)
MS Below the Belt (Bowel, Bladder and Sexual Function)
Join Dr. Mitzi as she chats with her mentor Dr. Mary Hughes and her new friend Dr. Brie Coleman about MS Below the Belt: Bowel, Bladder and Sexual Function!
52:43
January 02, 2023
Food as Medicine- Your Gut and MS
Food as Medicine- Your Gut and MS
This is an amazing discussing with Dr. Mitzi and her Super friend and Professor extraodinaire Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford
01:00:26
December 19, 2022
Journey To Health Equity Part 2
Journey To Health Equity Part 2
This week we are circling back to our "Journey to Health Equity" discussion, with a focus on clinical research. We have the wonderful Sheila L Thorne, Dr. Owen Garrick, and Courtney Billington, joining the show to share their expertise on this matter!
47:41
November 21, 2022
Journey to Health Equity
Journey to Health Equity
On this episode, not only is the incredible Quita Highsmith and Cherie Butts going to talk about how we achieve health equity through education and empowerment, but we also have our super friend and collaborator Reggie Ware, the CEO of Blackdoctor.org, the platform that made MS Brain Chat a reality!
54:42
November 11, 2022
Depression and Anxiety/Mental Health Awareness
Depression and Anxiety/Mental Health Awareness
Join Dr. Mitzi and her superfriends Dr. Dion Metzger and Dr. Kristy H. Jackson as they discuss the extremely important and relevant topic, "Mental Health Awareness". Not only are Anxiety and Depression under treated, they are extremely common in the MS community. Over 50% of people living with MS deal with depression at some point after diagnosis. Tune in as they talk about the symptoms, the treatments and most importantly the ways to prevent these mental health disorders from taking over your life.
49:47
October 31, 2022
Cognitive Changes & MS
Cognitive Changes & MS
Join Dr. Mitzi and her good friend Dr. Sarah Morrrow as the y discuss Cognitive Changes and MS 
41:27
October 17, 2022
Shared Decision Making/Self Advocacy
Shared Decision Making/Self Advocacy
On this episode of Brain Chat The Nerdy Neurologist is joined by her super friends, CoFounder and CEO of We Are Ill Victoria Reese and the Medical Director for the MS Center of Greater Washington, Dr. Heidi Crayton. Listen in as they discuss Shared decision making and self advocacy when dealing with MS.
47:43
September 12, 2022
Your Journey with MS: Relapses, Progression, and more!
Your Journey with MS: Relapses, Progression, and more!
Join Dr. Mitzi and her Super friend Dr. Stephen Krieger, as they discuss The MS Journey, such as Progression Relapses and more!
48:33
August 29, 2022
Everything you need to know about Spasticity
Everything you need to know about Spasticity
Brain Chat welcomes Dr. Mitzi's amazing mentor Dr. Mary Hughes and another super friend Dr. Jacqueline Nicholas to this episode to discuss spasticity. They talk muscle tightness, cramps, and what causes them, but most importantly what you can do about it!
42:23
August 15, 2022
Gait Imbalance
Gait Imbalance
Join Dr. Mitzi as she chats with her super friend, Yoga Instructor, Mindy Eisenberg. They will be discussing gait imbalance a symptom that effects many people with MS and significantly affect day to day activities. Hear about causes, effects and the most importantly ways to combat this issue!
53:13
August 02, 2022
LGBTQ+
LGBTQ+
Listen in as Dr. Mitzi and Dr. William Conte Chat about MS in the LGBQT+ Community! You'll hear about issues specific to the community and resources for support.
38:34
July 18, 2022
Fatigue
Fatigue
Tune into this episode as The Nerdy Neurologist discusses one of the most invisible symptoms of MS that can also be the most disabling for many...FATIGUE Joined by her super friends, Dr Kotil Rammohan, Professor of clinical Neurologist of Miami, and Dr. Jakai Nolan, Board certified Neurologist with Tanner MS Center, to talk about how this affects people living with MS, and most importantly what we can do about it.
51:41
July 05, 2022
Sleep
Sleep
Lets's talk about sleep! This episode Dr. Mitzi chats with her super friend Dr. Chantale Branson, who is a Neurologist and Sleep Medicine Specialist. Join as as the talk about sleep! How much do we need? How does it effect us and most importantly how do we get more!
46:59
June 27, 2022
Family and Pregnancy Planning
Family and Pregnancy Planning
In honor of Women's Health Month, Brain Chat welcomes Dr. Riley Bove, Associate Professor of Neurology at UCSF, to talk about "Family and Pregnancy Planning. with MS.
45:25
June 13, 2022
Neuromyelitis Optica
Neuromyelitis Optica
Join Dr. Mitzi for great discussion with her Superfriend Dr. Kottil Rammohan. This will be an informative discussion about our evolving understanding of NMO diagnosis and treatment and why people are being misdiagnosed with MS!
51:56
May 16, 2022
Vision and MS
Vision and MS
Join Dr. Mitzi for a new Brain Chat with her good friend Dr. Robert Shin, Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University. They will be chatting about how is affected in demyelinating diseases like MS and NMOSD. This will be one you don't want to miss!
43:41
May 03, 2022
You Immune System in MS
You Immune System in MS
Dr.Mitzi is back! This episode the Nerdy Neurologist is chatting it up with none other than Dr. Jaime Imitole, Vice Chair of Neurology research, Director of the MS Center and Chief of Division of Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology and Associate Professor of Neurology, Genetics, and Neuroscience at UConn Health. They will break down how the Immune system works, how it's affected in MS and how treatments impact the immune cells. This is an episode you don't want to miss!
47:47
May 03, 2022
MS Awareness Month
MS Awareness Month
Join Dr. Mitzi as she chats with Actor and Comedian Damian Washington and Dr. Heidi Crayton as they discuss increasing awareness about MS and new advances in the field of MS Advocacy and Research!
54:01
March 28, 2022
NAAMSR
NAAMSR
Tune in as Dr. Mitzi and her Super Friends, Dr. Annette Okai and Dr. Stan Cohan chat about the benefits of the first African American MS Registry and why the decided to start it!
43:34
March 14, 2022
MS In The Black Community
MS In The Black Community
Dr. Mitzi has invited some more of her Super Friends to chat about MS in the Black Community. The amazing Tirisham Gyang From Ohio State University Wexnar Medical Center, as well as MS advocate and author extraordinary, Tyler Campbell join her on this episode of Brain Chat with the Nerdy Neurologist for a riveting conversation!
47:11
March 01, 2022
MS 101 Part 2 (Treatment Goals)
MS 101 Part 2 (Treatment Goals)
This episode with the Nerdy Neurologist, Dr. Mitzi with her super friend and fellow Neurologist Dr. Aaron Boster take you back to the basics. This chat gives you The Who, What, Why and When about treatment goals. 
56:51
February 14, 2022
MS 101 - Part 1 (Diagnosis)
MS 101 - Part 1 (Diagnosis)
In the first episode of the second season of Brain Chat, Dr. Mitzi and her super friend Dr. Jaqueline Rosenthal discuss being newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and the symptoms that may be experienced
50:38
February 01, 2022
Meditation For MS
Meditation For MS
Join Dr. Mitzi for another episode of BrainChat as she along with David Walker and Sonia Russell, founders of The Blackfullness teach us the importance of prioritizing our emotional, social and spiritual well-being.
39:16
December 23, 2021
Cognitive Changes And MS
Cognitive Changes And MS
Join Dr Mitzi and her super friend, licensed psychologist, Dr Evelyn Hunter as they chat about managing cognitive changes that are associated with Multiple Sclerosis. Out of this episode you'll get tips on how to handle changes with memory, attention and concentration, as well as other symptoms! 
41:32
December 09, 2021
Intimacy and MS
Intimacy and MS
Let's talk about Sex! Intimacy and Sexual Dysfunction are topics that significantly affect quality of life, but may not be discussed in your doctors appointment. Join Dr. Mitzi and experts Dr. Lara Stepleman and  Dr. Ayanay Ferguson to talk about and solutions to dealing with sexual dysfunction in MS.
47:45
November 19, 2021
Global MS Advocacy
Global MS Advocacy
MS is condition that affects not only people in the US, but many around the globe!.Join Dr. Mitzi for a discussion with Global MS Advocates Trishna Bharadia and Stanca Potra for updates on important MS Initiatives around the world and how you can get involved!
52:53
November 13, 2021
Journey To Health Equity
Journey To Health Equity
Let's Talk Health Equity! What does it mean, who does it include and how do we achieve it? Join Dr. Mitzi for a discussion on these topics and more with Dr. Ruth Clements and Dr. Kirk Taylor.
45:33
October 19, 2021
MS in the Hispanic and Latino Population
MS in the Hispanic and Latino Population
On this episode of Brain Chat Dr Mitzi Is Joined by her Super Friends, Experts Dr Lilyana Amezcua and Dr Angel Chinea. Listen in as they have an amazing and informative chat about MS in Diverse populations!
45:30
September 21, 2021
Benefits of Yoga for MS
Benefits of Yoga for MS
Join Dr. Mitzi as she chats it up with her super friends, Yoga Instructor Kandice Shelton, and Mindy Eisenberg, founder of Yoga Moves MS for an engaging discussion about Yoga and the benefits for MS.
47:17
September 15, 2021
Cannabis and MS
Cannabis and MS
Lets talk about research, benifits and the risks of using cannabis in MS. This episode Dr. Mitzi chats it up with suoer freinds, MS expert Dr. Ben Thrower and patient advocate and CBD store owner Jeanine Hunter, to discuss all thungs cannabis and answer all your questions!
43:57
August 24, 2021
Movement And MS
Movement And MS
Exercise has both physical and mental benefits! Join Dr Mitzt as she chats with her super friends Dr. Gretchen and celebrity trainer Lauren Powers about exercise and how it helps your heart, mind and your MS!
45:13
August 24, 2021
Trusted Information Sources in the Advocacy Community
Trusted Information Sources in the Advocacy Community
Dr Mitzi chats with Podcast host Jon Strum and patient advocacy leader Stuart Schlossman on finding trusted sources of information.
48:06
July 27, 2021
Creating Your Own Space
Creating Your Own Space
Hey Friends!!! Join us for a power-packed conversation with Patient Advocate Leaders Dawn Morgan, Damien Washington and Jenna Green. We'll be talking Podcasts, Vlogs and all about how to let your voice be heard and to create your own space within the MS Community. You Absolutely do not want to miss this one!
56:02
July 13, 2021
MS Research: For the People, by the People
MS Research: For the People, by the People
Dr. Mitzi is joined by her superfriends and their chat takes a deep dive into inclusive and diverse research for MS patients.
42:45
June 29, 2021
Diversity and Inclusion in Research
Diversity and Inclusion in Research
The Nerdy Neurologist chats with the Chief Diversity Officer at Genentech Quite Highsmith and their Head of Inclusion, Strategy and Partnering Director Gerren Wilson.
50:47
June 15, 2021
Comorbidities and Multiple Sclerosis
Comorbidities and Multiple Sclerosis
Dr Mitzi invites some of medicine's nerdiest clinical experts that will help educate us all on how to handle various comorbid conditions alongside MS. Join the Nerdy Neurologist and her super friends Dr Fatima Stanford and Dr Ellen M. Mowry as they chat Comorbidities and MS!
59:21
May 24, 2021
Mental Health and Multiple Sclerosis
Mental Health and Multiple Sclerosis
Dr Mitzi will be discussing the role Mental Health plays in your life if you are affected by MS. Join the Nerdy Neurologist with Mental Health experts Dr. Kristy Jackson and Dr. Felicia Berry-Mitchell as they chat about you can improve your mental health and live WELL with MS!
57:12
May 10, 2021
The National African American MS Registry
The National African American MS Registry
Introducing: The National African American MS Registry! This  amazing project will untimely allow for more research and better outcomes for Black people With Multiple Sclerosis. Tune in, as The Nerdy Neurologist Chats With Dr. Annette Howard, Dr. Annette Okai and Dr. Dorlan Kimbrough on how they're changing the narrative for Black People with MS! 
01:03:03
April 26, 2021
Find your Voice: Life After MS Diagnosis
Find your Voice: Life After MS Diagnosis
Listennn, if you've been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis or know someone who has you don't want to missed this candid podcast discussion with the dynamic Tyler Campbell. He has blazed trails in the MS community and continues to use his voice after his MS diagnosis.
49:26
April 07, 2021
The COVID-19 Vaccine and Multiple Sclerosis
The COVID-19 Vaccine and Multiple Sclerosis
Dr. Mitzi has a factual discussion with Dr. Latrice Landry on the COVID-19 and its effects on individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.
48:00
April 07, 2021
MS Inthe Black Community: The Past, Present and the Future
MS Inthe Black Community: The Past, Present and the Future
The Nerdy Neurologist. Dr. Mitzi Joi takes a deep dive interview with fellow neurologist, Dr. Mary Hughes and discusses the very important topic of how Multiple Sclerosis affects the Black community. The research, diagnosis, prognosis, and even the therapies affect the Black community differently and it's important to know the facts and be your own advocate. This is a Brain Chat you don't want to miss. Share with your friends and listen up! 
46:33
March 05, 2021
Welcome to Brain Chat
Welcome to Brain Chat
Hi! I'm Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams, creator of the Brain Chat podcast. Join me every other Monday for discussion and interviews surrounding science, health, wellness and all "matters" of the brain. 
00:55
February 21, 2021