Mitzi Joi Williams, MD |
Founder and CEO
Joi Life Wellness Group
Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams is a neurologist and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University and her Doctor of Medicine degree from Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Williams completed her internship and residency training in neurology as well as a Clinical Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis at the Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta, GA. After several years of serving as the Medical Director of the Augusta MS Center and Assistant Professor in Neurology, she returned to Atlanta, where she joined the staff of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta. She served there as a staff physician and researcher for over 7 years.
Dr. Williams has a strong interest in understanding and furthering research in MS in ethnic minority populations. She is a sought-after speaker and presenter and has discussed her research both nationally and internationally at various scientific meetings. She has spearheaded and participated in multiple steering committees and work groups to further research in underserved populations with MS with a focus on the African-American population. She also has recently joined efforts to increase diversity in clinical research and educate the community about the importance of research participation.
Dr. Williams is the author of MS Made Simple: The Essential Guide to Understanding Your Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis. She continues to educate patients and colleagues about self-advocacy and the importance of shared decision making between patients and their healthcare teams.