Dr. Shelley J Brown-Cooper
Founder, Diversity Telehealth
Dr. Shelley J Cooper founded Diversity Telehealth in 2012, a telemedicine consulting firm that specializes in bringing healthcare to underserved populations in diverse communities. Located in Kansas City’s historic 18th & Vine Jazz District, Diversity Telehealth has formed relationships with area healthcare, educational and civic organizations that are attempting to revitalize culturally rich, but underserved groups within its urban core.
Dr. Cooper is a 25-year veteran educator who became interested in continuing her dedication to service by studying telemedicine and earning her Doctorate degree in 2014. Her dissertation, “Opinion Leaders’ Perspective of the Benefits and Barriers in Telemedicine: A Grounded Theory Study of Telehealth in the Midwest” laid the foundation for the establishment of Diversity Telehealth. Dr. Cooper also provides no-cost telehealth services for families in need through her 501c3 organization, Diversity Telehealth Community Network, Inc. She is currently introducing her Come On Now! app, a patent-pending, revenue generating app that reduces clinical no-shows by infusing telehealth options.
Dr. Cooper has been married to her high school sweetheart for 38 years and has 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Pipeline Entrepreneurs Cohort 2021, HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society), Missouri Telehealth Association, American Telemedicine Association, International Society for Technology in Education, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, United States Distance Learning Association, Greater Kansas City Chapter of The Links, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Junior League of Kansas City, Jack and Jill of America (Life member)