Dr. Rachel A. Volberg
Dr. Rachel A. Volberg has been involved in epidemiological research on gambling and problem gambling since 1985. Dr. Volberg has directed or consulted on numerous gambling studies around the world, including national prevalence surveys in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Norway, and Sweden. She is presently engaged in projects funded by governments in Australia, Britain, Canada, Singapore, and Sweden to identify best practices and improve methods for measuring problem and pathological gambling in clinical and community studies. Dr. Volberg is also involved in longitudinal studies of gambling presently underway in Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden. In addition to her consulting business, Dr. Volberg holds appointments at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, NORC at the University of Chicago, and the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand.
Dr. Volberg has published extensively, presented at national and international conferences, and testified before legislative committees in states and provinces throughout North America. She has served as a consultant and advisor to governments and private sector organizations on issues relating to gambling legalization, the epidemiology of problem and pathological gambling, and public policy approaches to developing and refining services for problem gamblers and their families. She sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Gambling Studies, International Gambling Studies and the Journal of Gambling Issues, and she is a longtime member of the American Sociological Association and the National Council on Problem Gambling.