Meet the BCOP Team

BCOP Project Team Members


Jennifer King, PhD

Research Associate


David Ngendihamana, PhD, MSc 

Post-Doctoral Scholar


Megan Schmidt-Sane, MPH

Graduate Assistant



BCOP Project Partners/Co-Investigators 


Pat Bebo, MS, RD, LD, Co-Investigator 

Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension & Assistant Dean for Outreach and Engagement 

The Ohio State University 


Jarrod E. Dalton, PhD, Co-Investigator 

Assistant Professor, Quantitative Health Sciences & Outcomes Research 

Cleveland Clinic 


Sarah Ginnetti, RD, LD, Co-Investigator 

Program Consultant, Creating Healthy Communities 

Ohio Department of Health 


Daniel Remley, PhD, Co-Investigator 

Assistant Professor & Field Specialist for Family Nutritional Wellness 

The Ohio State University 


Carol Smathers, MS, MPH, Co-Investigator 

Assistant Professor/Field Specialist for Youth Nutrition and Wellness & Ohio Farm to School Program Director 

The Ohio State University 


Kaitlyn Varney 

Program Coordinator, OSU Extension SNAP-Ed 

The Ohio State University 


Ana Claudia Zubieta, PhD, Co-Investigator 

Program Director, Ohio Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) 

The Ohio State University