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Swallowing, Voice and Neuroimaging Laboratory
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Professor Georgia A. Malandraki, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Dr. Malandraki is an Assistant Professor at the Program of Speech and Language Pathology of the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at Teachers College, Columbia University.

She earned her bachelor's degree in Speech and Language Therapy at the Technological Educational Institute of 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.

Dr. Malandraki's research follows two main directions: a) the use of advanced neuro-imaging to understand the neural underpinnings of swallowing components in the normal population and following trauma or intervention and b) the application of telemedicine systems to test the effectiveness of providing speech and swallowing services over the internet.

Her research has been internationally televised New Technique Helps Stroke Patients Swallow Again. Dr. Malandraki's research has been funded internally and externally. Currently her research is funded by the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (sponsored by the National Institute of Aging), and the Provost Investment Fund of Teachers College.

She has presented and published her work in prestigious conferences and journals nationally and internationally and has written five book chapters and one book (in the Greek language). While a doctoral student, she was awarded the First Prize of the New Investigator Grant Awards for 2008 of the Dysphagia Research Society, for her doctoral work, and she was recently awarded the 2011 Early Career Contributions in Research Award by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.

Dr. Malandraki is an active member of many professional organizations including: the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA), the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS), the Human Brain Mapping Organization, and the Society of Neuroscience. She is also a member of the Hellenic Society of Ergospirometry, Exercise and Rehabilitation and the Onassis Scholars Foundation. She recently became an Honorary Member of the Hellenic Association of Speech Therapy and Speech Pathology Scientists in Greece.

She is a certified by ASHA Speech and Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP) and holds licenses in the States of New York and Wisconsin and in the country of Greece. She is currently working toward her Board Specialty Recognition for Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.

For more information on Dr. Malandraki's academic, research and clinical background and achievements, please visit her faculty profile.