The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Presentations

Below are slideshows or posters from our significant recent presentations at conferences and public events.

December 2020

Gambling Harms and Desire for Treatment: Evidence from Two Surveys in Massachusetts
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Webinar hosted by The Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health

October 2020

SEIGMA Annual Public Research Day Webinar 
Presenters: Andrew Hall, Laurie Salame, Thomas Peake, Rachel Volberg

July 2019

Correlates of At-Risk and Problem Gambling Among Veterans in Massachusetts
Presenter: Josh Freeman
Conference: 33rd National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Problem Gambling
Location: Denver, CO

Analyses Across Three Waves
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: 33rd National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Problem Gambling
Location: Denver, CO

The Introduction of Casino Gambling to Massachusetts: Impacts to Date
Presenter: Alissa Mazar
Conference: 33rd National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Problem Gambling
Location: Denver, CO

May 2019

Translating Research on Gambling-Related Harms into Practice
Presenters: Rachel Volberg and Mark Vander Linden
Conference: 17th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking
Location: Las Vegas, NV

The Massachusetts Gambling Impact Cohort: Analyses Across Three Waves
Presenter: Alissa Mazar
Conference:17th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Public Research Day: Preliminary Impacts of MGM Springfield (posters)
Presenters: Martha Zorn, Dr. Edward Stanek, Valerie Evans, Dr. Alissa Mazar, Thomas Peake, Rebecca Loveland, Rod Motamedi, Andrew Hall
Location: UMass Center at Springfield, Springfield, MA

November 2018

Transitions of Gambling and Problem Gambling Behavior Across Waves: Results from the Massachusetts Gambling Impact Cohort (poster)
Presenter: Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Location: San Diego, CA

July 2018

Risk of Harm as a Function of Type of Gambling
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: 32nd National Conference on Problem Gambling
Location: Cleveland, OH

Gambling Behaviors in Massachusetts Prior to Casino Development: Family and Friends Matter
Presenter: Alissa Mazar
Conference: 32nd National Conference on Problem Gambling
Location: Cleveland, OH

April 2018

Monitoring Gambling Impacts in Massachusetts: Taking Stock in 2018
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: 17th Alberta Gambling Research Institute Conference
Location: Banff, Alberta

The Importance of Friends and Family to Gambling, At-Risk Gambling, and Problem Gambling (poster)
Presenter: Alissa Mazar
Conference: 17th Alberta Gambling Research Institute Conference
Location: Banff, Alberta

February 2018

Predictors of Gambling & Problem Gambling in Massachusetts
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: International Gambling Conference
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

November 2017

The Economic Burden of Pathological Gambling & Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
Presenters: Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Evelyn Brand, Rachel Volberg
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Location: Atlanta, GA

Pathological Gambling, Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: An Assessment of the Provision of Care by Clinician Specialty
Presenters: Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Maria Errea, Rachel Volberg
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Location: Atlanta, GA

July 2017

Facing the Social and Public Health Impacts of Gambling
Presenters: Rachel Volberg, Lori Rugle
Conference: 31st National Conference on Problem Gambling
Location: Portland, OR

September 2016

Monitoring Gambling Impacts and Preventing Gambling Harm in Massachusetts
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: 11th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

July 2016

Gambling and Problem Gambling as Tools of Social Domination
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: 30th National Conference on Problem Gambling
Location: Tarrytown, NY

June 2016

Monitoring Gambling Impacts in Massachusetts: Honing Strategies and Preventing Harm
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: 16th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking
Location: Las Vegas, NV

February 2016

When Space is a Problem: Assessing Gambling & Problem Gambling
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: International Think Tank on Gambling Research, Policy and Practice
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

November 2015

Gambling Behavior and Diagnosis of Mental Health Disorders: Adjusting for Health Insurance Coverage and Primary Care Physician Access (poster)
Presenters: Larry Pelligrini, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, R. Clark, J. Quian, and Rachel Volberg 
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Location: Chicago, IL

Population Prevalence of Problem Gambling in MA: Results of a Comprehensive Baseline Survey and Implications for State Mental and Behavioral Health Systems (poster)
Presenters: Rachel Volberg, Amanda Houpt, Martha Zorn
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Location: Chicago, IL

Using Interactive Web Applications to Share Health-Related Data with a Lay Audience 
Presenters: Amanda Houpt, Martha Zorn, Rachel Volberg, Emily Ramos, Arvind Ramakrishnan, Jenna Kiridly, and Xuelian Li
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Location: Chicago, IL

October 2015

Community Forum: How will the Casino Impact the Springfield Area?
Presenter: Rachel Volberg, Amanda Houpt, Mark Melnik
Location: Springfield, Massachusetts

February 2015

Challenges of Small Samples
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Conference: Canadian Consortium for Gambling Research Workshop
Location: Vancouver, Canada

November 2014

Panel Discussion: Problem Gambling as a Public Health Issue: Emerging Research from Massachusetts
Presenters: Amanda Houpt, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Rachel Volberg, and Martha Zorn
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Location: New Orleans, LA

September 2014

Studying the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts
Presenters: Rachel Volberg
Conference: 10th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues
Location: Helsinki, Finland

July 2014

Presenters: Rachel Volberg, Mark Vander Linden (MGC), Steve Keel (MA DPH), and Marlene Warner (MCCG)
Conference: 28th National Conference on Problem Gambling
Location: Orlando, Florida

June 2014

Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling & Substance Abuse
Presenters: Amanda Houpt and Mark Vander Linden
Location: Kansas City, MO

Second Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Location: Baltimore, MD

April 2014

2014 Massachusetts Conference on Gambling Problems
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Location: Natick, MA

February 2014

Fifth International Gambling Conference
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

November 2013

Using Big Data to Study Development and Social Change
Presenter: Rachel Volberg
Location: Montreal, Canada