Georgia Malandraki, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S is an Associate Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University and the Research Director of the Purdue I-EaT Swallowing Research Laboratory and Clinic. She is also a Board-Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and holds adjunct academic appointments at the Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, in Belgium, and at the University of Macedonia and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, in Greece. Malandraki is the President-Elect of the Dysphagia Research Society. She has served on the Editorial Board of ASHA Journals, and is currently an Editor for the American Journal of Speech Language Pathology.
Her research focuses on investigating developmental and treatment swallowing neuroplasticity, and developing rehabilitative and telehealth interventions and wearable technologies for patients with swallowing disorders. She is the developer of the Intensive Dysphagia Rehabilitation Approach (IDRA), as well as the co-founder of a start-up which focuses on the commercialization of novel wearable technologies that aid in the tele-treatment of dysphagia. Clinically, she serves patients with neurogenic dysphagia across the age span and consults clinicians on the use of safe and reliable dysphagia telehealth services. Dr. Malandraki’s work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIDCD and NIBIB) of the United States, the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and several mechanisms through the Purdue Research Foundation. Among others, she has been awarded the ASHA Early Career Research Contributions Award (2011), the Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences Early Career Research Achievement Award (2019), and the NIH NIBIB R21 Trailblazer Award (2019). To learn more about Dr. Malandraki's work, please visit her laboratory's webpage: https://www.purdue.edu/i-eatlab/