Today’s guest is Sarah E. Nelson, Ph.d., Associate Director of the Division on Addiction at the Cambridge Health Alliance and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Nelson researches online gambling and has a unique partnership with an Austrian-based gambling site operator who provides sports betting behavior from over 40,000 Internet sports gamblers.
Dr. Nelson enjoys spending time with her family, playing softball, ultimate frisbee and running.
In this episode, you’ll hear about
- How Dr. Nelson got into researching online gambling
- The assumption about online gambling that was contradicted in her studies
- What her research finds as predictive of online problem gambling
- Her recommendations for someone gambling online
- What she sees as the future of online gambling
Resources and links from this episode
- Division on Addiction
- Division on Addiction’s Research and Publications
- Weekly Newsletter Basisonline.org
- Access to research data TheTransparencyProject.org
- The Division on Facebook
- The Division on Twitter
- Episode 2 about MYGU, the free app for tracking money
- MYGU website and on iOS Canada, Android Canada, and Blackberry Canada
- Problem Gambling Helplines for Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, South Africa and USA from the Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling
- Problem Gambling Helplines State by State from the US National Council on Problem Gambling
- BC Responsible and Problem Gambling Program
- Getting Help in BC
- BC Problem Gambling Counselling Information
- BC Problem Gambling Counsellor Directory
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