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Rachel Volberg has been involved in epidemiological research on gambling and problem gambling since 1985. In 1988, Dr. Volberg was the first investigator to receive funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to study the prevalence of problem gambling in the general population. Dr. Volberg has directed or consulted on numerous studies internationally, published extensively, and advised governments and private sector organizations on issues relating to gambling legalization, the epidemiology of problem gambling and public policy approaches to developing and refining services for problem gamblers and their families. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a large, multidisciplinary study funded by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, titled "Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA),” that has been underway since 2013.