Goode was able to further explore the world of HSR when he joined the Center on Health Services Training and Research (CoHSTAR) in 2015. After the 43rd Mary McMillan Lecture, titled “Face into the Storm,” was presented to attendees at the NEXT Conference & Exposition in 2012, a nationwide call was made to members of the profession to take a front-seat role and become proactive in devising, implementing, and evaluating health policy and cost-effective health care. 2012 would prove to be a pivotal point in the profession and spur the creation of this multi-institutional center dedicated to advancing health services and health policy research in physical therapy. Among its faculty fellowship recruits was Adam Goode.
Goode joined CoHSTAR 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, and worked with CoHSTAR collaborators in the developing patient-reported outcome measures to be implemented in electronic health records for patients with knee osteoarthritis. The hope is that this would improve access and efficiency of musculoskeletal care and improve patient and provider satisfaction, as well as improve the efficiency of measuring functional outcomes for patients with knee osteoarthritis while simultaneously improving the ease of measuring functional outcomes for large-scale clinical studies.