Dr. Christiana Bratiotis is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at The University of British Columbia. Her pioneering research is in the formation and operation of multi-disciplinary community hoarding task forces, highlighted in her first book titled, “The Hoarding Handbook: A Guide for Human Service Professionals” published by Oxford University Press. She is a leading global authority on implementing community-based interventions for hoarding and hoarding behaviour. In mid-2020, Christiana co-authored her second book titled, “Hoarding: What Everyone Needs to Know” also published by Oxford University Press. Christiana has given more than 200 invited community lectures, keynote addresses, agency clinical trainings and academic presentations on hoarding.

Christiana earned her PhD in Social Work and Sociology from Boston University where she also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the school of social work. She holds a Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she also earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Psychology. Christiana completed a one-year post-MSW fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine, Child Study Center. Her work has been highlighted by media outlets including the Canadian Press, The Vancouver Sun, the New York Times, and the Boston Globe.