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.
McCann, R.A., Armstrong, C.M., Skopp, N.A., Edwards-Stewart, A., Smolenski, D.J., June, J.D., et al. (in press). Virtual reality exposure therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders: An evaluation of the quality of research. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.
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.


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
Luxton, D. D., Thomas, E. K., Chipps, J., Relova, R. M., Brown, D., McLay, R. & 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. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2014.01.007.
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., 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
Skopp, N.A., Smolenski, D.J., Metzger-Abamukung, M.J., Rizzo, A.S., & Reger, G.M. (2014). A pilot study of the VirtuSphere© as a Virtual Reality Enhancement. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 30. (1) 24-31. doi: 10.1080/10447318.2013.796441


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., 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.