Karyen Chu is Chief of Consumer Research and Examination Analytics in the FDICís Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection. Karyen and her team conduct consumer finance research, including work on the FDIC Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households and the FDIC Survey of Banksí Efforts to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked, and conduct analyses to support the FDICís policy-making activities, examinations and enforcement actions. Karyenís own research focuses on mortgages and access to mortgage credit.
Previously, Karyen was a health policy researcher at Mathematica Policy Research, where she worked on studies of Medicaid managed care and health care market changes. Karyen received her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She also holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelors of Arts from Occidental College.