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Dr. Katherine Shear works at the Center for Complicated Grief at the University of Columbia. Her work involves steering her team to successful projects that will improve the lives of people suffering from complicated grief. As Founder and Director of the Center she is involved in all aspects of the work. She oversees the website, supervises all staff, leads the training initiatives and spearheads fund-raising Dr. Shear also serves as the Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia School of Social Work where she is I a Senior member of an academic faculty at a large university.