Publications by National Center for Telehealth & Technology Scientists

In Press

Bush, N.; Dobscha, S.; Denneson, L.; Hoffman, J.; Crain, A.; Crumpton, R.; Cromer, R.; & Kinn, J. (in press). A Virtual Hope Box Smartphone App as an Accessory to Therapy: Proof of Concept in a Clinical Sample of Veterans. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.
Edwards, J., Vess, J., Reger, G., & Cernich, A. (in press). The use of virtual reality in the military's assessment of service members with traumatic brain injury: recent developments and emerging opportunities. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult.
Kuhn, E. R., Eftekhari, A., Hoffman, J. E., Crowley, J. J., Ramsey, K. M., Reger, G. M., & Ruzek, J. (in press). Clinician perceptions of using a smartphone app with prolonged exposure therapy. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services.
Logan, J., Skopp, N.A., Reger, M.A., Gladden, M., Smolenski, D.J., Floyd, C.F., & Gahm, G.A. (in press). Suicide Circumstances among active duty US Army personnel versus US civilians: A matched case analysis. Journal of Life-Threatening Behavior.
Luxton, D. D. (e-pub in advance of print). Artificial Intelligence in Psychological Practice: Current and Future Applications and Implications. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. doi: 10.1037/a0034559
Luxton, D. D. (in press). Caring letters for military suicide prevention. In Sullivan, James, & Bongar (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Suicide in Military and Veteran Populations. New York: Oxford University Press.
Luxton, D. D., O’Brien, K., Pruitt, L. D., Johnson, C. (in press). Managing Suicide Risk in Home-Based Telepractice. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine.
Luxton, D. D., Pruitt, L. D, O’Brien, K., Stanfill, K., Jenkins-Guarnieri, M., Johnson, K. et al. (in press). 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.
Luxton, D. D., Pruitt, L. D. & Osenbach, J. E. (in press). Best Practices for Remote Psychological Assessment via Telehealth Technologies. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice.
Luxton, D. D., Pruitt, L. D., Jenkins, M., (in press). Clinical Assessment. In P. Tuerk & P. Shore (Eds). Behavioral Telehealth Series Volume 1- Clinical Video Conferencing: Program Development and Practice. Springer International.
Osenbach, J., O'Brien, K., Mishkind, M., & Smolenski, D. (in press). Synchronous Telehealth Technologies in Psychotherapy for Depression: A Meta-Analysis. Depression and Anxiety. doi: 10.1002/da.22165
Pruitt, L. D., Luxton, D. D., & Shore, P. (in press). Additional clinical benefits of home-based telemental health. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice.
Reger, G. M., Hoffman, J., Riggs, D., Rothbaum, B. O., Ruzek, J., Holloway, K. M., & Kuhn, E. R. (in press). The “PE Coach” smartphone application: An innovative approach to improving implementation, fidelity, and homework adherence during prolonged exposure. Psychological Services.
Reger, G. M., Rizzo, A. A., & Gahm, G. A. (in press). Development and dissemination of virtual reality exposure therapy for combat related PTSD. In M. P. Safir, H. S. Wallach, & A. A. Rizzo (Eds.). Future Directions in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment. Springer.
Rizzo, A., Difede, J., Reger, G., & Rothbaum, B. O. (in press). Virtual reality as a tool for delivering PTSD exposure therapy. In R. M. Scurfield & K. T. Platoni (Eds.). War Trauma and Its Wake: Expanding the Circle of Healing. Taylor & Francis.
Shore, J., Aldag, M., McVeigh, F., Hoover, R., Ciulla, R. & Fisher, A. (in press). Review of Mobile Health Technology for Military Mental Health. Military Medicine.
Stanfill, K.E., Kinn, J., Bush, N. (in press). Soldiers’ preferences for follow-up communications with behavioral health providers. Telemedicine and e-Health.


Armstrong, C. M., Reger, G. M., Edwards, J., Rizzo, A. A., Courtney, C. G., & Parsons, T. D. (2013). Validity of the virtual reality stroop task (VRST) in active duty military. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 35 (2), 113-123. doi:10.1080/13803395.2012.740002
Bush N. E., Prins A., Laraway S., O’Brien K., Ruzek J., Ciulla R. (2014). A pilot evaluation of the online posttraumatic stress workshop for military service members and Veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 6. (2) 109 - 119. doi: 10.1037/a0032179
Bush N. E., Skopp N. A., Smolenski D., Crumpton R., & Fairall J. (2013). Behavioral screening measures delivered with a smartphone ‘app’: Psychometric properties and user preference. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201. 991-995 (11). doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000039
Bush N.E., Sheppard S.C., Fantelli E., Bell K.R., Reger M.A. (2013). Recruitment and Attrition Issues in Military Clinical Trials and Health Research Studies. Military Medicine, 178. (11) 1157-1163.
Bush, N.E., Reger, M. A., Luxton, D. D., Skopp, N. A., Kinn, J. T., Smolenski, D., & Gahm, G. A. Suicides and suicide attempts in the US Military, 2008-2010. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. (43) 262–273. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12012
Holloway, K. M., & Reger, G. M.. T2 virtual PTSD experience: A virtual worlds environment to educate Service Members and Veterans about combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 29. (9) 594-603, doi:10.1080/10447318.2012.735186
Luxton D. D., Trofimovich, L., & Clark, L. L., Suicide Risk among U.S. Service Members Following Psychiatric Hospitalization, 2001-2011. Psychiatric Services, 64. (7) doi: 10.1176/
Luxton, D. D. Considerations for planning and evaluating economic analyses of telemental health. Psychological Services, 10. 276-282. doi: 10.1037/a0030658