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Rachel A. Volberg - University of Massachusetts Amherst. Amherst, MA, US

Rachel A. Volberg Rachel A. Volberg

Research Professor, School of Public Health & Health Sciences | University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA, UNITED STATES

Rachel Volberg is one of the world's leading experts on the social and economic aspects of gambling and problem gambling.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Societal Impacts of Gambling

Problem Gambling

Gambling

Economic Impact of Gambling

Biography

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.

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Dr. Rachel Volberg discusses issues surrounding expanded gambling

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Education (3)

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

WGBH  radio

2020-02-23

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.

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Are Massachusetts casinos keeping gambling dollars in the state?

The Boston Globe  

2019-09-12

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.

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