Consulting Research Scholar
Naomi Karp is a Consulting Research Scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity. She is a lawyer and policy expert who has worked on aging issues for over 30 years. Her areas of focus include elder financial exploitation, health and financial decision-making, the impact of cognitive changes, and family caregiving.
Until October 2019, Karp was Senior Policy Analyst at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Office for Older Americans where she helped set the Office’s priorities when the agency opened in 2011. At the Bureau, Karp was the team lead for the Managing Someone Else’s Moneyguides for financial caregivers; a manual for long-term care facilities on protecting residents; and the agency’s work with financial institutions on preventing and responding to elder financial abuse. Karp co-authored the Bureau’s 2019 analysis of a rich dataset of reports filed by financial institutions with the federal government on suspected elder fraud cases.
Previously Karp worked on a spectrum of aging issues at the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging and at AARP’s Public Policy Institute. She began her career as a legal services attorney for low-income and older clients. She received her JD from Northeastern University School of Law and her BA from the University of Michigan.
Karp serves on the Board of Directors of Consumer Voice, a national organization advocating for long-term care consumers, and Washington Womenade, a non-profit she helped found that raises money to meet the basic needs of DC-area homeless and low-income people.