Volberg appears on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show

September 17, 2014

Rachel Volberg, Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology, recently participated in a discussion about benefits and drawbacks of the casino industry on National Public Radio's The Diane Rehm Show. Speaking about the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study she co-leads at UMass Amherst, she said, "The idea here is to sort of create a virtuous circle, if you will, of regulating through the use of ongoing empirical evidence of what the impacts are so that those can be addressed in a rapid way, before they spiral out into things that are so big that they are very difficult to address." Other guests included American Gaming Association president and CEO Geoff Freeman, Boston College professor Richard McGowan, and Urban  Institute Tax Policy Center fellow Tracy Gordon.

Listen here.