Battling Addiction on the Front Lines: Helping Veterans
July 17, 2015
2 - 3:30 p.m. (EDT)
Returning veterans from the Middle East face a host of mental health problems including addictive behaviors. Dr. Hoff, an advisor to the Veterans Administration Office of Mental Health, will share her research on veterans, including their problems with gambling.
Speaker: Rani Hoff, Ph.D., Yale University
Moderator: Christine Reilly, National Center for Responsible Gaming
- Identify two vulnerabilities commonly seen in today’s veterans
- Explain why veterans are more vulnerable to gambling disorder than the general adult population.
Rani Hoff, Ph.D., is professor of psychiatry and associate professor of epidemiology at Yale University where she also serves as director of the Northeast Program Evaluation Center and director of the Evaluation Division of the National Center for PTSD. At the national level, Dr. Desai regularly advises senior management within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Mental Health Operations.
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