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Gail Albert received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University. She is currently executive director of the Project for Psychiatric Outreach to the Homeless, a not-for-profit organization that provides pro bono psychiatric services for mentally ill homeless persons in New York City. She also sees patients in private practice. Her first book, Matters of Chance, was nominated as best first novel of the year for the American Book Awards and was a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection.