Meet the BCOP Team

BCOP Project Team Members


Timothy Ciesielski, ScD, MD, MPH

Senior Research Associate

Owusua Yamoah, PhD, MA

Pre-Doctoral Scholar

Jillian Schulte, BA, MA candidate

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 


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 


Ana Claudia Zubieta, PhD, Co-Investigator 

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

The Ohio State University 


PSE Specialists
Megan Riley
Tina Robbins
Patrick Tegge