The OSU Food Mapping Team

The OSU Food Mapping Team is an interdisciplinary group of OSU researchers and community stakeholders who share an interest in using mapping and spatial analysis┬áto gain a deeper understanding of our food environment. The team was formed with the support of a Team Award from OSU’s Food Innovation Center. In 2013, the team received a second grant from the FIC: an Innovation Initiative grant to support the team’s Mapping the Food Environment project.

Core Leadership of the Food Mapping Team

Ola Ahlqvist
Associate Professor and Director for the Service Learning Initiative
Department of Geography

Jill Clark
Assistant Professor
John Glenn School of Public Affairs

Richard Hicks
Health Planner
Columbus Public Health

Casey Hoy
Professor and Kellogg Endowed Chair in Agricultural Ecosystems Management
Agroecosystems Management Program

Michelle Kaiser
Assistant Professor
College of Social Work

Matt Kleinhenz
Professor, Extension Vegetable Specialist
Horticulture and Crop Science

Jack Nasar
Professor
City & Regional Planning

Morton O’Kelly
Professor and Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis
Department of Geography

Christy Rogers
Director of Outreach
The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Nicholas Stanich
Executive Director
Franklinton Gardens

OSU Colleges and Departments represented on the Food Mapping Team

Agroecosystems Management Program (AMP)
Casey Hoy, Ben Kerrick, Hannah Whitehead

School of Environment and Natural Resources
Kerry Ard, Stacy Haught, Jeff Sharp

OSU-Extension
Julie Fox, Dan Remley

Food Innovation Center
Steven Clinton

Department of Geography
Ola Ahlqvist, Morton O’Kelly

John Glenn School of Public Affairs
Jill Clark

Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Haleh Dolati, David Norris, Jason Reece, Christy Rogers, Hayden Shelby, Glennon Sweeney

Knowlton School of Architecture, City & Regional Planning section
Jennifer Cowley, Bernadette Hanlon, Jack Nasar

College of Medicine, Division of Medical Dietetics
Diane Habash, Colleen Spees, Chris Taylor

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC)
Casey Hoy, Matt Kleinhenz

College of Public Health
Gail Kaye, Rory Weier

College of Social Work
Michelle Hand, Michelle Kaiser, Keith Kilty

Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA)
Xiang (Peter) Chen, Julia Elmer, Shaun Fontanella, Morton O’Kelly

Community Partners

Columbus Public Health

Franklinton Gardens

Learn4Life Columbus

Local Matters

Merion Village Association

Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Nationwide Children’s Hospital