Preeti Sivasankar

Professor, Department Head, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Adjunct Faculty IU School of Medicine-West Lafayette


Courtesy Appointments

Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Research Area(s)

  • Speech, Swallowing and Voice Science; Speech, Swallowing and Voice Disorders

Biography

Preeti Sivasankar is Professor and Department Head of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS). Her research program focuses on voice disorders and laryngeal physiology and has been continually funded by the National Institutes of Health. Professor Sivasankar is a Fellow of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association. She is past Associate Editor and past Editor of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Professor Sivasankar is active in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and is a recipient of teaching awards including the SLHS Outstanding Undergraduate Instructor and the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. Professor Sivasankar is a Fellow of the CIC (Big 10 Alliance) Academic Leadership Program and the Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering, and Science (ELATES) program. She can be contacted at preeti@purdue.edu

Education

  • PhD, Northwestern University
  • Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), American Speech Language and Hearing Association

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • University of Southern California Race and Equity Now Series
  • Purdue University Safe Zone Training

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Fellowship of the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association -
  • College Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education -
  • Purdue University Faculty Scholar -

Selected Grants

  • Principal Investigator, Estrogenic regulation of systemic vocal fold dehydration. National Institutes of Health (R01 DC0020179). Cox (Co-PI). (2022-2027)
  • Principal Investigator, Pathobiology and biomechanics of vocal fold dehydration. National Institutes of Health (R01 DC015545). Durkes (Co-PI). (2016-2021)