by: NCRG Staff | Nov 30, 2011
The October 3 afternoon session of the 12th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction featured two leading researchers and their latest studies about youth gambling. Randy Stinchfield, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and associate director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research at the University of Minnesota, discussed his longitudinal research on the rates of youth gambling in Minnesota since 1992. Marc Potenza, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry in the child study center and of neurobiology and founding director of the Problem Gambling Clinic at Yale University School of Medicine, presented his findings from a survey of Connecticut youth that further explored the factors that are associated with teen gambling behavior. Dr. Potenza is also the principal investigator of the NCRG Center of Excellence in Gambling Research at Yale University.