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Panelist Biography

Susan Burhouse

Senior Consumer Researcher
Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection (DCP), FDIC

Last Updated: October 24, 2022

Susan Burhouse is a Senior Consumer Researcher in the FDIC's Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection. She has conducted research and analysis on a wide variety of consumer finance and consumer policy issues including mobile financial services, overdrafts, affordable credit, credit cards, credit scores and bankruptcy. Ms. Burhouse has also worked extensively on the FDIC's economic inclusion efforts, and helped implement the FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households and the FDIC Survey of Bank Efforts' to Serve the Unbanked and Underbanked. She also contributed to the FDIC's Small Dollar Loan Pilot, the Model Safe Accounts Pilot, and the Study of Bank Overdraft Programs.

Prior to joining DCP, Ms. Burhouse worked in the Division of Insurance and Research, where she monitored trends and emerging risks to the economy and the deposit insurance fund, focusing on consumer credit quality and household finances. Ms. Burhouse joined the FDIC in 2001, after earning her BA in economics, cum laude, from Princeton University and her Master's Degree in Public Policy, with a concentration in regulatory policy, from Georgetown University.