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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss racial disparities as they pertain to diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of African Americans and racial minorities with multiple sclerosis

  • Identify at least one strategy for promoting equity and eliminating disparities for individuals living with MS

Course Summary

What this course is all about

Multiple sclerosis (MS) has been traditionally considered a disease that impacts mostly white women. However, data suggests that MS has a higher incidence in Black and ethnic minority Americans. Unfortunately, these individuals are regularly underrepresented in MS research, limiting our understanding of prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes – including those specific to mental health and health behavior interventions.

This module will explore what is known about MS in Black, African American, and US minority populations. It will also explore the psychologist or mental health provider’s role in promoting equity, and eliminating disparities in ethnic minorities with multiple sclerosis.

Course curriculum

Created & Published: February 3, 2022


Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Jagriti 'Jackie' Bhattarai, PhD

Jagriti ‘Jackie’ Bhattarai, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and researcher studying racial disparities in multiple sclerosis care. Her research explores how the overall health care experience and health outcomes can be different for historically underserved populations, such as African Americans. Dr. Bhattarai is looking to understand why and how factors such as a person’s neighborhood or income can influence the relationship with a doctor and the care received.

Founder and Medical Director of Join Life Wellness Group Mitzi Joi Williams, MD

Mitzi Joi Williams, MD is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellowship trained Multiple Sclerosis Specialist is considered a subject matter expert in Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis and Health Disparities. Dr. Williams has over 15 years of experience in the field of Multiple Sclerosis. She received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from Morehouse School of Medicine also in Atlanta, Georgia. She completed her Internal Medicine Internship, Neurology Residency, and Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship at Georgia Health Sciences University (formerly MCG) in Augusta, GA, where she received numerous accolades and served as Chief Resident of the Neurology Residency Program. Dr. Williams 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 has recently joined efforts to increase diversity in clinical trials and educate the community about the importance of research participation. Through collaborations with national and international committees, she advocates for people living with MS to share in the decision-making process with their healthcare teams to combat this disease. Dr. Williams is the author of “MS Made Simple: The Essential Guide to Understanding Your Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis.” She continues to live out her mission to provide personalized Multiple Sclerosis Care delivered with expertise, compassion and joy.

President of Tyler Campbell Enterprises, LLC Tyler Campbell

Born October 26, 1986, in Houston, Texas, to Earl and Reuna Campbell. Tyler recalls life-changing words learned from his father at an early age, “A Campbell Never Quits.” When confronted with life’s obstacles, these words provided strength and encouragement. Tyler received a football Scholarship to San Diego State University in 2005. While attending SDSU, during his junior year, Tyler was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and became one of the first individuals to play division one college football with the disease. After graduating from SDSU in 2009, Tyler moved back to Austin. He was awarded the honor of becoming an ambassador for The National MS Society. An entrepreneur in his own right, Tyler specializes in delivering empowering, inspiring and motivating messages of confidence and self-worth. Coining the phrase “TC Speaks” he travels the country sharing his testimony with youth, colleges and businesses. Above all proud husband and father.

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Approved CE Provider

Empathie, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Empathie, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Find Empathy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7257. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Find Empathy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Find Empathy, #1817, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period:
 06/14/2022 – 06/14/2023.   Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 continuing education credit.

How to Take this Course & Criteria to Receive CE Credit

To obtain a certificate of completion for continuing education credits associated with this course, please follow the following steps:

  • ENROLL in this course and create an Empathy account

  • COMPLETE COURSE CONTENT in one of 3 ways:
    • Listen to the corresponding course podcast by streaming it on the webpage, downloading the audio file, or listening to it on your favorite podcast provider.
    • Read the podcast transcript, in its entirety
    • Watch podcast video on YouTube

  • TAKE THE POST-TEST assessment and achieve a passing grade of at least 75%

  • Complete the COURSE EVALUATION

Remember, full attendance is required for all CE activities. This means you will be asked to certify that you listened, watched, or read the entire podcast episode.

Once you have completed the above steps, your course certificate will automatically populate for download and will automatically be sent to the email linked to your account. It can be downloaded immediately and will be available for future download.

Access & Expiration Information

Once enrolling in a course, you will have 30 days to complete the post-test and course evaluation. If your access lapses before completing all tasks, you will need to re-enroll.

Once you have completed the post-test and program evaluation, your certificate will be immediately available for download. Access to the certificate will expire after 365 days. Find Empathy will keep course certificates on file for 7 years. If a certificate is needed, contact

You are allotted 3 retries to achieve the acceptable 75% passing grade.


It is absolutely critical that our program exemplifies accessibility for all participants.

We seek to ensure all participants are able to fully, equally, and independently access the educational content. Our goal is to have a website that is perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. If you have any difficulty navigating the website, we want to know! Please contact us at

While our educational offerings are primarily in podcast format, we also provide a written transcript for each course. It will be available on the course landing page and available for download in PDF format.

CE credits require a post-test assessment. The assessment is untimed and provided in writing on the course website. However, for individuals with visual impairments, or those that may benefit from an orally presented post-test and program evaluation, contact us. We will work with you to find an alternative option for completing the course post-test and program evaluation.

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Additional Information

This course is intended for psychologists and social workers.
It is also appropriate for mental health counselors and therapists.
The instructional level is at the introductory and intermediate level.

The primary format of the course is podcast; a non-interactive distance-learning recorded audio continuing education course.

It is available via all major podcast providers including, but not limited to Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and more. You can also listen to the podcast via the player on our website or download it for free to your favorite digital device.

To ensure our course material is accessible, we also provide the content in video (with subtitles) and written forms.

There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, content, or instructor(s).

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