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Georgia Malandraki, PhD, CCC-SLP
Georgia Malandraki, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S is an Assistant 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.