Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Dr. Nandamudi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, at Grand Valley State University (GVSU). She also serves as a faculty adviser for NSSLHA at GVSU. Her clinical and research activities are centered on the development and application of assessment and treatment methods for individuals with voice, swallowing, and upper airway disorders.
Dr. Nandamudi’s research on aerodynamics of vocal vibrato has been presented in national conferences of American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Voice Foundations, and Acoustical Society of America. A part of her project has been published in the Journal of Voice. The phenomenon of airflow vibrato should give a better understanding of laryngeal mechanics and pedagogical underpinnings in singing, as well as a deeper understanding of laryngeal aerodynamic modulation in general. Her present research is an extension of airflow vibrato in terms of understanding physiological and acoustic aspects of voice production and role of emotional singing in vocal physiology.
Regarding clinical activities, Dr. Nandamudi serves as a clinical educator as part of graduate clinical practicum in Speech-Language Pathology program at GVSU. She's active in interprofessional education and practice service learning and adult clinical simulation to enhance active learning strategies for students across different healthcare disciplines. She facilitates dysphagia IPE student labs and World Voice Day events to support interprofessional practice in healthcare settings for better patient-centered clinical decisions making and reduce medical errors.
Dr. Nandamudi’s clinical interests and work focus on adults and geriatric population with disorders of swallowing, neurogenic speech, cognitive communication, and compromised respiration. She collaborates with LGBTQ+ resource centers to provide voice and communication training to transgender and other non-binary population with gender dysphoria. Dr. Nandamudi also collaborates with voice faculty and singing health specialists to provide voice care and customized treatment regimen for professional voice users and junior artists.