David D. Luxton, PhD, MS

I’m a nationally recognized expert and trainer in suicide prevention, telehealth, and innovative technologies in behavioral healthcare. I previously served as a Research Health Scientist at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego CA, and Research Psychologist and Program Manager at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (Defense Health Agency), Joint-Base Lewis McChord. I’ve published four books: Artificial Intelligence in Behavioral and Mental Health Care (2015), A Practitioner’s Guide to Telemental Health (2016), Behind The Machine (2020), and The Goldilocks Zone (2021). I’ve helped to develop national guidelines for telemental health and clinical best practices in the use of technology in behavioral healthcare. In 2015, I was awarded the American Psychological Association Division 19 (Military Psychology) Arthur W. Melton Award for Early Career Achievement. I’m a licensed clinical psychologist and served in the U.S. Air Force.

Recent Publications

AI decision-support: a dystopian future of machine paternalism?
(2022 Apr)
J Med Ethics 48(4): 232-233
Luxton DD

Sensor, Wearable, and Remote Patient Monitoring Competencies for Clinical Care and Training: Scoping Review.
J Technol Behav Sci 6(2): 252-277
Hilty DM, Armstrong CM, Edwards-Stewart A, Gentry MT, Luxton DD, Krupinski EA

Ethical implications of conversational agents in global public health.
(2020 Apr 1)
Bull World Health Organ 98(4): 285-287
Luxton DD

Implementation and Evaluation of Videoconferencing for Forensic Competency Evaluation.
(2020 Jul)
Telemed J E Health 26(7): 929-934
Luxton DD, Niemi J

Caring E-mails for Military and Veteran Suicide Prevention: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
(2020 Feb)
Suicide Life Threat Behav 50(1): 300-314
Luxton DD, Smolenski DJ, Reger MA, Relova RMV, Skopp NA

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