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David D. Luxton, PhD., M.S.

David D. Luxton
Director, Counseling and Wellness
DVA Executive

David D. Luxton, Ph.D., M.S., is a nationally recognized expert, consultant, and trainer in suicide prevention, telehealth, military and veteran’s health, and innovative technologies in behavioral healthcare. He is Director of Counseling and Wellness Programs, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, and Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Dr. Luxton 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. He has authored numerous scientific and policy-level publications, four books, and he’s helped to develop national guidelines for telemental health and clinical best practices for technology-based treatments. He is a recipient of the American Psychological Association Division 19 (Military Psychology) Arthur W. Melton Award for Early Career Achievement. Dr. Luxton is a licensed clinical psychologist, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and he presently volunteers as a member of the Washington State Guard.