Dr. Randy O. Frost is the Harold and Elsa Siipola Israel Professor of Psychology at Smith College and co-author of Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things (Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 2010), a book about hoarding for the general public. He is an expert on obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding, and the pathology of perfectionism, and he has published more than 100 scientific papers on these topics.
His other books on hoarding include Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring: Therapist Guide and Workbook as well as Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding (both published by Oxford University Press in 2007). His work on hoarding and its treatment has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.