Dr. Georgia A. Malandraki is an Associate Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University. She is also a Board-Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and the Research Director of the Purdue I-EaT Swallowing Research Laboratory and Clinic. In addition to her primary appointment at Purdue, Dr. Malandraki also holds Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Athens and Macedonia in Greece, and at the Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven in Belgium.
Her research focuses on investigating developmental and treatment swallowing neuroplasticity and developing rehabilitative and telehealth interventions for patients with swallowing disorders (dysphagia). 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. 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). Dr. Malandraki has served on the Editorial Board of ASHA Journals, and is currently an Editor for AJSLP and the President-Elect of the Dysphagia Research Society. To learn more about Dr. Malandraki’s work, please visit her laboratory’s website: https://www.purdue.edu/i-eatlab/