David D. Luxton, PhD

Psychologist, Technologist, Consultant, Author





Luxton, D. D. & Lexcen, F. (in press). Forensic Competency Evaluations via Videoconferencing: A Feasibility Review and Best Practice Recommendations. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

Meyers, K. Nelson, E., Rabinowitx, T., Bernard, J., Cain, S.,…Luxton, D. D.,…(2017). American Telemedicine Association Practice Guidelines for Telemental Health with Children and Adolescents. Journal of Telemedicine and eHealth. 23(10). DOI: 10.1089/tmj.2017.0177

Brearly, T. W., Shura, R. D., Martindale, S. L., Lazowski, R. A., Luxton, D. D., et al. (2017). Neuropsychological Test Administration by Videoconference: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Neuropsychology Review. doi: 10.1007/s11065-017-9349-1

Reger, M. A., Luxton, D. D., Tucker, R., Comtois, K. A., Katz, I. R., Keen, A. D., et al. (2017). Implementation Methods for the Caring Contacts Suicide Prevention Intervention. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pro0000134

Kaur, N., Porter, B., LeardMann, C. A., Tobin, L. E., Lemus, H., Luxton, D. D., … Wells. (2017). Evaluation of a modified version of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory-Short Form. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 17, 69. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-017- 0344-2

Smolenski, D. J., Pruitt, L.D., Vuletic, S., Luxton, D.D., & Gahm, G. (2017). Unobserved Heterogeneity in Response to Treatment for Depression through Videoconference. Journal of Psychiatry & Rehabilitation, 40(3), 303-308. doi: 10.1037/prj0000273


2015 - 2016

Luxton, D. D., Pruitt, L. D., Wagner, A., Smolenski, D., Jenkins-Guarnieri, M. A., Gahm, G. (2016). Randomized Clinical Trial of Home-Based Telebehavioral Health Treatment of Depression for U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology.http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000135

Skopp, N. A., Smolenski, D. J., Sheppard, S. C., Bush, N. E., Luxton, D. D. (2016). Comparison of Suicide Attempters and Decedents in the U.S. Army: A Latent Class Analysis. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12227

Luxton, D. D., June, J. D., & Chalker, S. (2015). Mobile health technologies for suicide prevention: feature review and recommendations for use in clinical care. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry. 2(4), 349-362. doi: 10.1007/s40501-015-0057-2Luxton, D. D., June, J. D., & Chalker, S. (2015). Mobile health technologies for suicide prevention: feature review and recommendations for use in clinical care. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry. 2(4), 349-362. doi: 10.1007/s40501-015-0057-2

Kerbrat, A. H. Comtois, K. A., Stiles, Bryan, J., Huh, D., Chalker, S. A., & Luxton, D. D., (in press). Gender differences in Acquired Capability among active duty service members at high risk for suicide. Military Behavioral Health.

Luxton, D. D., Pruitt, L. D., O’Brien, K, & Kramer, G. (2015). An evaluation of the feasibility and safety of a home-based telemental health treatment for post-traumatic stress in the US military. Telemedicine and eHealth. 21(11). 880-886. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2014.0235

Jenkins-Guarnieri, M., Pruitt, L.D., Luxton D.D., Johnson, K. (2015). Patient Perceptions of Telemental Health: Systematic Review of Direct Comparisons to In-Person Psychotherapeutic Treatments. Telemedicine and eHealth. 21(8).

Kramer, G. M. & Luxton, D. D. (2015). Telemental health for children and adolescents: An overview of legal, regulatory, and risk management issues. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology.

Pruitt, L. D., Luxton, D. D., & Shore, P. (in press). Additional clinical benefits of home-based telemental health. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice.



Luxton, D. D. (2014). Recommendations for the ethical use and design of artificial intelligent care providers. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. 62, doi:10.1016/j.artmed.2014.06.004

Luxton, D. D., Pruitt, L. D, O’Brien, K., Stanfill, K., Jenkins-Guarnieri, M., Johnson, K. et al. (2014). Design and Implementation of a Randomized Clinical Trial of Home-based Telemental Health Treatment for Military Service Members and Veterans with Depression. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 38(1), 134-144. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2014.04.002.

Luxton, D. D., Thomas, E. K., Chipps, J., Relova, R. M., Brown, D., McLay, R., Lee, T., Nakama H., & Smolenski, D. J., (2014). Caring Letters for Suicide Prevention: Implementation of a Multi-Site Randomized Clinical Trial in the U.S. Military and Veteran Affairs Healthcare Systems. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 37(2), 252-260.

Luxton, D. D. (2014). Artificial Intelligence in Psychological Practice: Current and Future Applications and Implications. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice. doi: 10.1037/a0034559

Mysliwiec, V.,  Williams, S, Baxter, T., Germain, T., O’Reilly, B.,  Luxton, D. D. (2014). Preventing Sleep Casualties: Understanding the Unique Aspects of Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Active Duty Service Members. Combat Stress.

Luxton, D. D., Hansen, R. N., & Stanfill, K. (2014). Mobile App Self-care versus In-office Care for Stress Reduction: A Cost Minimization Evaluation. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.

Luxton, D. D., Pruitt, L. D. & Osenbach, J. E. (2014). Best Practices for Remote Psychological Assessment via Telehealth Technologies. 45, 27-35. doi: 10.1037/a0034547

Luxton, D. D., O’Brien, K., Pruitt, L. D., Johnson, K. & Kramer, G. (2014). Managing Suicide Risk in Home-Based Telepractice. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. 48(1), 19-31.



Shore, J. H., Mishkind, M. C., Bernard, J., Doarn, C. R., Bell Jr, I., Bhatla, R., Brooks, E., Caudill, R., Cohn, E., Barthold, J., Eppolito, A., Fortney, J., Friedl, K., Hirsch, P., Jordan, P., Kim, T., Luxton, D. D., Lynch, M., Maheu, M., McVeigh, F., Nels. A Lexicon of Assessment and Outcome Measures for Telemental Health. Telemedicine and e-Health, 20.(3) 282 - 292. doi 10.1089/tmj.2013.0357

Luxton, D. D. (2013). Considerations for Planning and Evaluating Economic Analyses of Telemental Health. Psychological Services.10, 276-282. doi: 10.1037/a0030658

Turvey, C., Coleman, M., Dennison, O., Drude, K., Goldenson, M.,…Luxton, D. D., et al. (2013). Practice guidelines for video-based online mental health services. Telemedicine and eHealth. 19, 722-730. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2013.9989

Luxton D. D., Trofimovich, L., & Clark, L. L. (2013). Suicide Risk among U.S. Service Members Following Psychiatric Hospitalization, 2001-2011. Psychiatric Services. 64, 626-629. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201200413

Trofimovich, L., Reger, M. A., Luxton, D. D., Oetjen-Gerdes, L. (2013). Suicide Risk by Military Occupation in the DoD Active Component. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12013.

Luxton, D. D., June, J. D. & Comtois, K. A. (2013). Can Post-Discharge Follow-up Contacts Prevent Suicide and Suicide Behavior?: A Review of the Evidence. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 34, 32-41. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000158

Bush, N., Reger, M. A., Luxton, D. D., Skopp, N., A., Kinn, J., Smolenski, D. & Gahm, G. A. (2013). Suicide and suicide attempts in the US Military, 2008 – 2010. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. 43, 262-273. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12012



Luxton, D. D., O’Brien, K., McCann, R. A., & Mishkind, M. C. (2012). Home-Based Telemental Healthcare Safety Planning: What You Need to Know. Telemedicine and e-Health. 18, 629-633. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2012.0004

Luxton, D. D., June, J. D., & Fairall, J. M. (2012). Social Media and Suicide: A Public Health Perspective. American Journal of Public Health. 102(2), 195-200. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300608

Luxton, D. D., Mishkind, M. C., Crumpton, R. M., Ayers, T. D., & Mysliwiec, V. (2012). Usability and Feasibility of Smartphone Video Capabilities for Telehealth Care in the U.S. Military, Telemedicine and e-Health, 18, 409-412. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2011.0219

Luxton, D. D., , Kayl, R. A., Mishkind, M. C. (2012).  mHealth Data Security: The Need for HIPAA-Compliant Standardization. Telemedicine and e-Health, 18, 284-288. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2011.0180.

Skopp, N. A., Swanson, R. D., Luxton, D. D., Reger, M. A., Trofimovich, L., First, M., Maxwell, J. & Gahm, G. A. (2012). An examination of the diagnostic efficiency of post-deployment mental health screens. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68(12), 1253-1265.

Reger, G. M., Durham, T., Tarantino, K. A., Luxton, D. D., Holloway, K. M., Lee, J., Stewart, A. (2012). Deployed Soldiers’ Reactions to Exposure and Medication Treatments for PTSD. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. doi: 10.1037/a0028409

Gahm, G. A., Reger, M. A., Kinn, J. T., Luxton, D. D., Skopp, N. A., & Bush, N. (2012). Addressing the Surveillance Goal in the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: The DoD Suicide Event Report (DoDSER). American Journal of Public Health. 102, 24-28.

Trofimovich, L., Skopp, N. A., Luxton, D. D., Reger, M. A. (2012). Health Care Experiences Prior to Suicide and Self-inflicted Injury, Active Component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2010. Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, 19, 2-6.

Luxton, D. D., Kinn, J. T., June, J. D., Pierre, L. W., Reger, M. A., Gahm, G. A. (2012). The Caring Letters Project: A Military Suicide Prevention Pilot Program. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 33, 5-12.

Maguen, S., Luxton D. D., Skopp, N.A., Madden, E. (2012). Gender Differences in Traumatic Experiences and Mental Health in Soldiers Redeployed from Iraq and Afghanistan. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 46, 311-316.



Luxton, D. D., McCann, R. A., Bush, N. E., Mishkind, M. C., & Reger, G. M. (2011).  mHealth for Mental Health: Integrating Smartphone Technology in Behavioral Healthcare. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 42, 505-512.

Luxton, D. D., Greenburg, D., Ryan, J., Niven, A, Wheeler, G, & Mysliwiec, V. (2011). Prevalence and Impact of Short Sleep Duration in Redeployed OIF Soldiers. SLEEP, 34, 1189-1195.

Luxton, D. D., Rudd, M. D., Reger, M. A., & Gahm, G. A. (2011). A psychometric study of the suicide ideation scale. Archives of Suicide Research, 15, 250-258.

Luxton, D. D., June, J. D., & Kinn, J. T. (2011). Technology-Based Suicide Prevention: Current Applications and Future Directions. Telemedicine and e-Health, 17, 50-54.

Maguen, S., Luxton, D. D., Reger, M. A., Skopp, N. A., Gahm, G. A., Metzler, T., Marmar, C. R. (2011). Killing and Mental Health Symptoms as Risk Factors for Suicidal Ideation in Iraq War Veterans. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 563-567.

Luxton, D. D., Armstrong, C. M., Fantelli, E. E., & Thomas, E. (2011). Attitudes and Awareness of Web-Based Self-Care Resources in the Military: A Preliminary Survey Study. Telemedicine and e-Health, 17. 580-583.

Skopp, N. A., Luxton, D. D., Bush, N., & Sirotin, A. (2011).  Childhood adversity and suicidal ideation in a clinical military sample: Military unit cohesion and intimate relationships as protective factors. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 30, 361-377. doi: 10.1521/jscp.2011.30.4.361.
Bush, N., Skopp, N., McCann, R., Luxton, D. D. (2011). Posttraumatic Growth as Protection against Suicidal Ideation after Deployment and Combat Exposure. Military Medicine, 176, 1215-1222.



Luxton, D. D., Skopp, N. A., & Maguen, S. (2010). Gender Differences in Depression and PTSD Symptoms Following Combat Exposure. Depression and Anxiety, 27, 1027-1033. doi: 10.1002/da.20730.

Luxton, D. D., Sirotin, A. P., & Mishkind, M. C. (2010). Safety of Telemental Health Care Delivered to Clinically Unsupervised Settings: A Systematic Review. Telemedicine and e-Health, 16, 705-711.

Lee, J. A., Luxton, D. D., Reger, G. M., & Gahm, G. A. (2010). Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI) with a Sample of Soldiers Previously Deployed in Support of OEF/OIF. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66, 813-9.

Hamilton, N., Affleck, G., Tennen, H., Karlson, C., Luxton, D. D., Preacher, K. J., et al. (2008). Fibromyalgia: The role of sleep in affect and in negative event reactivity and recovery. Health Psychology, 27, 490-497.

Luxton, D. D., Ingram, R. E., & Wenzlaff, R. M. (2006). Uncertain self-esteem and future thinking in depression vulnerability. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 25, 720-734. doi: 10.1521/jscp.2006.25.8.840.

Luxton, D. D., & Wenzlaff, R. M. (2005). Self-esteem uncertainty and depression vulnerability.  Cognition and Emotion, 19, 611-622.

Wenzlaff, R. M. & Luxton, D. D. (2003). The role of thought suppression in depressive rumination. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 27, 293-308.

Luxton, D. D., & Swinkels, A. (2002). Y2K: preparation or paranoia?  Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 8, 75-84.