Justin Tauscher, PhD, MS
Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
Justin Tauscher, Ph.D., M.S., is an Acting Assistant Professor at the Behavioral Research in Technology and Engineering (BRiTE) Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. His research focuses on the development and implementation of technology-based treatments to enhance behavioral healthcare and the the training of community-based providers wishing to incorporate them into their practice. As part of his role with the BRiTE Center, Justin also serves as a Mobile Mental Health Support Specialist for the mHealth for Mental Health Program helping to implement an innovative mHealth intervention in community mental health centers across the state of Washington.
Prior to his position at UW, Justin completed his doctoral program in counseling and counselor education along with a master’s degree in biomedical informatics and a graduate certificate in implementation science at the University of Florida. At the University of Florida, his research focused on the development and implementation of mHealth interventions to improve pediatric health outcomes, the application of machine learning and natural language processing to addiction health services, and the use of discrete choice experiments to improve implementation of telehealth for addiction treatment. As a result of this work, Justin was awarded an Addiction Health Services Research early career investigator award sponsored by the National Institute of Drug Abuse in 2019. Previous to his doctoral study, he served as a research associate at the Dartmouth Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH) working on the development and implementation of technology-based interventions to augment addiction, mental health, and supported employment services. Clinically, he has an extensive background as a supervisor and dually licensed mental health and addiction counselor conducting treatment with adolescents, adults, and families. Justin has also served as an adjunct faculty member teaching graduate courses about addiction issues and co-occurring treatment and provides consultation to state and community agencies in areas of program development, addiction treatment, and school-based interventions for addiction.