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Dr. Gail Steketee is Professor and Dean Emerita at Boston University’s School of Social Work where her scholarly work has focused on developing and testing treatments for obsessive compulsive spectrum conditions, including hoarding disorder. She has published over 200 articles and chapters, and more than a dozen books on these topics, including Frost & Steketee’s non-fiction best seller Stuff (Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt, 2010) and the Oxford Handbook for Hoarding and Acquiring (Oxford, 2014). Her work has been featured in media outlets including the New York Times, New Yorker, Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, and CNN.com. She is past president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, vice-president of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, and serves on the advisory board of the International OCD Foundation where she received an Outstanding Career Achievement Award. She gives frequent lectures and workshops on hoarding and related disorders for professional and public audiences in the U.S. and abroad. Her bachelor’s degree is from Harvard University and her masters and PhD are from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.