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

Georgia A. Malandraki, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University and the Director of the Purdue I-EaT (Imaging, Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing) Research Laboratory and Research Clinic. She is 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.

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 Dysphagia 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 neuroimaging to investigate the neuroplastic properties of the brain in pediatric and adult dysphagia; b) developing new intensive neurorehabilitation paradigms and examining their effectiveness for neurogenic dysphagia; and, c) the development of teledynamic systems to test the effectiveness of providing speech and swallowing management over the Internet.

Dr. Malandraki's research has been continuously funded through internal and external grants and her work has been presented nationally and internationally. She has published more than 20 peer-reviewed publications, six book chapters and one book (in Greek language). Her academic and research contributions have resulted in multiple honors and awards, including the prestigious 2011 Early Career Contributions in Research Award by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), and more recently the 2014 Diana Bracco Outstanding Board Specialty Certification Award. Since 2015, she serves on the Editorial Board for ASHA’s SIG13 Perspectives in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. 

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