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University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg

New findings released from a groundbreaking gambling study led by Research Professor of Epidemiology Rachel Volberg show that out-of-state casino gambling among Massachusetts residents decreased significantly after the Commonwealth’s first slot parlor, Plainridge Park Casino, opened in Plainville in the summer of 2015.

University of Massachusetts Health Policy and Management faculty Jennifer Whitehill

After medical marijuana became legal in Massachusetts, cannabis-related poison control calls involving the commonwealth’s children and teenagers doubled, according to an investigation led by Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Jennifer Whitehill.

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A Massachusetts Health Policy Forum in collaboration with the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences explored innovative solutions to the opioid crisis in Western Massachusetts. Panels featuring researchers, community leaders and health providers discussed best practices and creative options to confront this public health emergency.