Health Services Research on the Rise With CoHSTAR-Funded Researcher Adam Goode, PT, DPT, PhD

Physical therapist researchers are delving into the study of health services research.

Early in his research career, Adam Goode, PT, DPT, PhD, built on the support of two FPTR scholarships to secure his first additional external funding sources. In pursuit of studies that offered clinical significance and insight on patient outcomes, Goode was able to further explore the world of health services research (HSR) when he joined CoHSTAR in 2015 as its first faculty fellow.

Under the mentorship of Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD, FAPTA, and Kelley Fitzgerald, PT, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh, Goode worked on developing integrated and collaborative care models between physical therapists and primary care physicians.

“CoHSTAR offers unique advanced experiences with senior health services researchers that have a wealth of experience in conducting pilot studies to large pragmatic clinical trials.”

Adam Goode, PT, DPT, PhD, CoHSTAR and FPTR-Funded Researcher

He also worked with CoHSTAR to implement patient-reported outcome measures in electronic health records for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Among his other CoHSTAR-supported research, Goode developed and refined the integration of a physical therapist within the patient-centered medical home model for the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints. Goode received a $2.4 million R01 in 2017 to study biomarkers to advance clinical phenotypes of low back pain, and in 2019, received a $3.2 million R01 on mechanical biomarkers for chronic low back pain, both from the NIH’s National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.


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