Dr. Goodrich came to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 2006 as a health services research fellow and currently serves as an Implementation Scientist at the VA Center for Evaluation and Implementation Resources (CEIR) which, is part of the Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) Program of VA’s Health Research & Development (HSR&D) service. In this role, he provides time-sensitive consultation and support to VA operational leaders, researchers, and clinical stakeholders nationwide regarding evaluation and implementation science methods to support the adoption, spread, and sustained use of new practices and policies. He also supports CEIR’s role as VA’s central knowledge hub regarding implementation science by developing QUERI resources and tools on best practices for dissemination and use by both VA and non-VA professionals.
Dr. Goodrich’s research interests prior to participating in the launch of CEIR in 2017, focused on the implementation and evaluation of multi-level behavioral interventions to prevent and manage chronic mental and physical health conditions, particularly those utilizing physical activity as a first-line treatment. He has extensive experience testing implementation strategies to improve the health impact of clinical interventions deployed in both VA and community settings in trials employing novel adaptive or hybrid research designs that featured mixed-method evaluations. Recently, has participated in work through the Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR) to develop measures to monitor the de-intensification and de-implementation of medical treatments. Finally, he has a growing interest individual and organizational strategies to promote engagement in clinical interventions and/or innovations by using culturally tailored messaging strategies to create a climate receptive to change and growth (e.g., psychological safety, motivational interviewing, intrinsically motivated behavior).
Dr. Goodrich obtained his Educational Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from West Virginia University in 2004. He received a Master of Science degree from Indiana University-Bloomington with a concentration in Sport Psychology in 2001. Prior to his graduate training, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University 1995 and worked as a financial accountant for the Quaker Oats Company in Chicago.