Areas of Expertise (4)
Societal Impacts of Gambling
Economic Impact of Gambling
As one of the world's leading experts on gambling and problem gambling, Rachel Volberg's expertise led to her being called on to join research teams in New Zealand, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
She is the first researchers to receive funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to study the prevalence of problem gambling in the general population.
University of California, San Francisco: Ph.D., Sociology
University of California, San Diego: B.A., Sociology
Aiglon College, Chesières-Villars, Switzerland: B.C.E. (A level), Art History, Literature
Press Coverage (2)
Nangle Arrest Highlights A Common Problem In Massachusetts — Compulsive Gambling
Dr. Rachel Volberg, a research professor at the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, comments on the impacts of new casinos in Massachusetts on the prevalence of problem gambling.
Are Massachusetts casinos keeping gambling dollars in the state?
The Boston Globe
Rachel Volberg, a professor in the UMass School of Public Health and Health Sciences, who is principal investigator of the study, said it’s too early to say whether the state’s full-service casinos will have a similar effect in keeping Massachusetts gambling dollars in-state.