Purdue I-EaT Swallowing Research Laboratory Director
Georgia A. Malandraki, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and the Research Director of the Purdue I-EaT Swallowing Research Laboratory and Clinic. She is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist and a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and holds adjunct academic appointments at the Program of Communication Sciences and Disorders of Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, and at the School of Medicine of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
The primary aim of Dr. Malandraki’s research is to uncover the central and peripheral neural mechanisms of swallowing function, in an effort to inform clinical decisions and develop neurophysiologically-driven treatments for children and adults with dysphagia. Dr. Malandraki is also one of the pioneers in the area of dysphagia telehealth, leading the effort to establish evidence-based teledynamic diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for the rehabilitation of dysphagia in underserved populations. Finally, she is 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 training and rehabilitation for swallowing disorders.
To learn more about the research programs Dr. Malandraki leads, please select the Our Research link on the top of the page.
Dr. Malandraki’s academic and research contributions have resulted in multiple honors and awards through the years, including the 2011 Early Career Contributions in Research Award by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), and the 2014 Diana Bracco Outstanding Board Specialty Certification Award. More recently her team was awarded the Best Abstract and Oral Presentation Award at the 2017 Congress of the European Society of Swallowing Disorders (ESSD).
Dr. Malandraki is also dedicated to high quality academic and clinical instruction. In the past three years, she has won three departmental teaching awards (two as Outstanding Graduate Instructor and one as Outstanding Undergraduate Instructor). She was also instrumental in establishing the Purdue I-EaT clinic on campus. Since 2015, she has served on the Editorial Board for ASHA’s SIG13 Perspectives in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders journal, and in 2016 she was elected on the Dysphagia Research Society Board (Councilor).
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