Dr. Nigel Bush
Nigel Bush is the Deputy Director of Research at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) at Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA, a component of the Department of Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury (DCOE). Dr. Bush’s activities encompass diverse projects researching technology for traumatic brain injury (TBI), suicide, and psychological health in the military. Additionally, he leads the T2 “Tiger Team”, a multidisciplinary troubleshooting and strategic advisory group, and is Government Lead of T2’s Technology Enhancement Center and Usability Lab. Most recently, he has specialized in development and evaluation of smartphone “apps” to address behavioral health issues in the US military. He is PI of the Virtual Hope Box app project which received the US Department of Defense 2014 Award for Innovation.
Dr. Bush received a BSc with Honors in Psychology in 1979 from the University of Nottingham and a PhD in Psychology in 1986 from the University of Southampton, both in the UK. In 1990, he completed a postdoctoral Fellowship in Cancer Pain and Toxicity research at the University of Washington in Seattle. Between 1987 and 2009, Dr. Bush was a senior staff scientist in the Clinical and Public Health divisions of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, before joining T2 in 2009.