Georgia Malandraki, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Research Interest / Training Areas:

  • Swallowing Physiology and Swallowing Disorders
  • Developmental and Treatment Neuroplasticity
  • Telemedicine – Telepractice


Georgia Malandraki, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S is an Associate Professor at the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University and a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. She earned her bachelor's degree in Speech and Language Therapy in Patras, Greece and her master's in Speech and Language Pathology at Ohio University. She then completed her doctorate in Speech and Hearing Science with a focus in Swallowing Disorders and Neuroscience at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and pursued a post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Medicine of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Her research focuses on: a) the use of imaging and neuro-imaging to understand the underlying neural mechanisms of swallowing function and the neuroplastic properties of the brain in pediatric and adult dysphagia; b) evaluating new intensive neurorehabilitation paradigms and their effectiveness in neurogenic dysphagia; and, c) the development of valid and reliable teledynamic systems to test the effectiveness of providing evidence-based speech and swallowing rehabilitation over the Internet. Dr. Malandraki is also an active advocate for the field of dysphagia in her home country, Greece, where she leads the effort to collect the first epidemiological data for dysphagia and to improve swallowing training and rehabilitation.

Recent Publications:

Malandraki, G.A., Rajappa, A., Kantarcigil, C., Wagner, E., Ivey, C., & Youse, K. (2016). The Intensive Dysphagia Rehabilitation (IDR) approach for neurogenic dysphagia: A Case-Series Design Study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97, 567-574.

Malandraki, G.A., Markaki, V., Georgopoulos, V.C., Psychogios, L., & Nanas, S. (2016). Post-extubation dysphagia in critical patients: a first report from the largest step-down ICU of GreeceAmerican Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 25, 150-156.

Kantarcigil, C., Sheppard, J.J., Gordon, A.M., Friel, K., & Malandraki, G.A. (2016). A telehealth approach to conducting clinical swallowing evaluations in children with cerebral palsyResearch in Developmental Disabilities, 55, 207-217.

Ciucci, M., Jones, C.A., Malandraki, G.A., & Hutcheson, K.A. (2016). Dysphagia Practice in 2035: Beyond Fluorography, Thickener, and Electrical StimulationSeminars in Speech and Language, 37(3), 201-18.

Mishra, A., Rajappa, A., Tipton, E., & Malandraki, G.A. (2015). The Recline Exercise: comparisons with the head lift exercise in healthy adultsDysphagia, 30(6), 730-737.

Malandraki, G.A., Roth, M., & Sheppard, J.J. (2014). Telepractice in pediatric dysphagia: A case studyInternational Journal of Telerehabilitation, 6(1), 3-16.

Malandraki, G.A., Markaki, V., Georgopoulos, V.C., Bauer, J.L., Kalogeropoulos, I., & Nanas, S. (2013). An international pilot study of asynchronous teleconsultation for oropharyngeal dysphagiaJournal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 19(2), 75-9.

Malandraki, G.A., Kauffman, A., Hind, J., Kays, S., Gangnon, R., Waclawik, A., & Robbins*, J. (2012). The effects of lingual intervention in a patient with Inclusion Body Myositis and Sjögren's syndrome: A longitudinal case studyArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93(8), 1469-75.

Malandraki, G.A., Johnson, S., & Robbins, J. (2011). Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of swallowing function: From neurophysiology to neuroplasticityHead and Neck, 33 Suppl 1, S14-20.

Paine, T.L., Conway, C.A., Malandraki, G.A., & Sutton, B.P. (2011). Simultaneous dynamic and functional MRI scanning (SimulScan) of natural swallowsMagnetic Resonance in Medicine, 65(5), 1247-1252.

Malandraki, G.A., Perlman, A.L., Karampinos, D., & Sutton, B.P. (2011). Reduced somatosensory activations in swallowing with ageHuman Brain Mapping, 32(5), 730-743. 


Journal Publications with a Clinical Focus

Wagner, E., & Malandraki, G.A. (in press). The development and impact of a university-based Dysphagia Research Clinic in the education of graduate students. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, SIG13.

Rajappa, A., & Malandraki, G.A. (2016). The neural control of oropharyngeal somatosenation and taste: A review for clinicians. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, SIG13, 1(Part 1), 48-55.


Book chapters on Dysphagia

Sheppard, J.J. & Malandraki, G.A. (2015). Pediatric Dysphagia. In G. Mankekar (Ed), Swallowing Diseases, Diagnosis and Management, pp. 161-188. Springer, India.

Malandraki, G.A. & Robbins. J. (2013). Dysphagia. In  M.J. Aminoff, F. Boller, and D.F. Swaab (Eds), Neural Rehabilitation: Handbook of Clinical Neurology, 3rd Series, Volume 110, pp. 255-271. Elsevier.

Malandraki, G.A. & Robbins, J. (2013). Effects of Aging on Oral Contributions to Deglutition. In R. Shaker, C. Easterling, G. Postma, & P. Belasky, Principles of Deglutition: A Multidisciplinary Text for Swallowing and its Disorders, pp. 137-149. Springer, New York.

Georgia Malandraki
Associate Professor

Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 3152
Phone: 765-496-0206

I-EaT Laboratory

(Imaging,Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Lab)


Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, Lyles-Porter Hall, 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2122, PH: (765) 494-3789

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