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Adam Goode and Chad Cook in New Clinical Research Roles


Two new leadership roles had been named for clinical research. These roles will allow for continued expansion of our clinical research mission, following Steven George’s appointment as our Vice Chair of Research.

Adam Goode will serve as the Vice Chair of Clinical Research and Epidemiology and as the Director of the Musculoskeletal Epidemiology Research Center. 

Chad Cook will become the Director of Clinical Research Facilitation. 

Dr. Goode is an epidemiologist and physical therapist with a focus on musculoskeletal epidemiology and health services research. He teaches research methods and statistical inference, mentors DPT students on their capstone scholarly projects, and has served on multiple Ph.D. committees. Adam’s clinical interest is in the treatment of low back and cervical spine pain. His research program has been supported with multiple NIH grants and includes projects related to lumbar spine degenerative changes, low back pain phenotypes, and outcomes for cervical spine fusion.

Dr. Cook’s role will provide additional research support for faculty that have a primarily teaching or clinical focus. Chad is a Ph.D. trained physical therapist with a robust history of research productivity. Chad has served as a research consultant for the Hawkins Foundation of the Carolinas since 2006 and served as the Director of Outcomes Research for the Center for Surgical Outcomes (CESO) at Duke University for four years. He has held Editor in Chief or Associate Editor role for several journals over the last 16 years and is currently a Senior Associate Editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine and a Special Topics Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. With a Ph.D. in economics, Chad is proficient with sophisticated statistical modeling methods and has served as a statistician for research projects for over 17 years. He is eager to work with interested individuals within the department to increase the impact and rigor of their research agendas.