Sivasankar 2016Preeti M. Sivasankar, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Preeti Sivasankar is Professor and Associate Head of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) with courtesy appointments in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Indiana University School of Medicine-West Lafayette). Prof. Sivasankar’s research focuses on voice production and laryngeal physiology and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. She has been recognized with a Fellowship of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, and as a Purdue University Faculty Scholar. Prof. Sivasankar is active in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and is a recipient of teaching awards including the SLHS Outstanding Undergraduate Instructor, and the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. Prof. Sivasankar is a Fellow of the CIC (Big 10 Alliance) Academic Leadership Program and a Purdue University HHS Dean’s Fellow. In 2012, Dr. Sivasankar was a Visiting Academic at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She can be contacted at

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Chenwei Duan, B.S.

Ph.D. student

Research Interests:
Pathophysiological mechanisms of vocal fold hydration

Robert Fujiki, M.S.

Ph.D. candidate

Research Interests:
Identifying risk factors for voice disorders and treatment of voice disorders.


Steve Oleson, B.S.

Graduate Researcher

Research Interests:
MRI acquisition and analysis and application to vocal folds.


Anumitha Venkataraman, M.S.

Ph.D. student

Research Interests:
Investigating the relation between self-perception and objective measures of voice.

TanayaTanaya Walimbe, B.S.

Ph.D. Candidate

Research Interests:
Developing and validating in vitro test beds for investigating laryngeal disease.

Lab Alumni

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Beth Erickson DiRenzo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (2012)

Current Position:
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University.


 Abigail Durkes, Ph.D., D.V.M., Dipl. ACVP (2016)

Current Position:
Assistant Professor of Veterinary Anatomic Pathology, Purdue University.




Xinxin Liu, Ph.D. (2018)

Current Position:


Aaron Kosinski, Ph.D. (2013)

Current Position:
Senior Development Scientist, Beckman-Coulter, Inc.





 Anusha Sundarrajan, Ph.D. (2016)

Current Position:
Clinical Fellow, EBS Healthcare


Kaleena Cruz, Johanna Hassink, Ashleigh Hawes, Elaine Mihelc, Sara Schneider, Breanna Stevens


Elizabeth Alexander, Rebecca Alper, Shelley Breslauser, Abigail Chapleau, Jessica Cornett, Hannah Cox, Maggie Flynn, Juli Hoon, Iechun Johannes, Sara Loerch, Jena Lutz, Logan Mahoney, Layla Olia, Jenna Olson, Jennifer Powell, Morgan Robertson, Dakota Robinson, Leasa Rueter, Abby Schiedler, Holly Schutter, Grace Scott, Shelsea Sordelet, Mira Stankovich, Cristina Vecchio