Sumary of UMass Amherst research professor receives award from National Council on Problem Gambling:
- “This award for research is only bestowed in exceptional times and circumstances, to individuals who exemplify at least 20 years of treatment on behalf of problem gamblers,” the national council states.
- It’s given “to honor a person for exceptional long-standing achievement in the field of research to assist problem gamblers and their families.
- Dr. Volberg has made multiple important contributions to the field of gambling research and is considered a leading expert on the epidemiology of gambling disorder.
- ” Anna Maria Siega-Riz, Dean, School of Public Health and Health Sciences Related StoriesVolberg, whose first job in the field was to evaluate two treatment programs for problem gamblers in New York state, found an astonishing dearth of research on the topic.