Dr. David Luxton’s research and writing are focused in the areas of technology-based psychological treatments, telehealth and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) applications in mental health care. Much of his work has centered on telemental health with an emphasis on clinical best-practices. He has also conducted extensive research in the areas of military psychological health and suicide risk and prevention. Dr. Luxton is Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on several federally funded clinical trials. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Washington State.
Currently Dr. Luxton serves as Chief Science Officer at NowMattersNow.org. Additionally, he is an affiliate associate professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Prior positions include Research Health Scientist at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, CA, where he was Principal Investigator of the Department of Defense's Millennium Cohort Study, the largest prospective health study in US Military history. Previously he was a Research Psychologist and Program Manager at the DoD's National Center for Telehealth & Technology (T2) in Tacoma WA. In 2015, he formed Luxton Labs LLC.
Dr. Luxton is the author of Artificial Intelligence in Behavioral and Mental Healthcare (Elsevier/Academic Press, 2016) and the co-author of A Practitioner’s Guide to Telemental Health (American Psychological Association Books, 2016).