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Speech-Language Pathology

Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology

Chaya D. Nanjundeswaran Ph.D.
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Chaya  Guntupalli (Nanjundeswaran)  

Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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423-439-4036 /
Lamb Hall Room 254

EDUCATION

2013     Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

2003     M.S., Speech & Hearing Sciences, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing

2001     B.S., Speech & Hearing Sciences, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing

TEACHING

  • Clinical Voice Disorders
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences I
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Systems
  • Clinical Process
  • Preventative Voice Care

CLINICAL INTERESTS

  • Treatment of Adult and Pediatric Voice Disorders
  • Preventative Care and Treatment of Professional Voice Users 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Basic Voice Science
  • Voice Disorders and Treatment
  • Vocal Fatigue
  • Integration of Voice Disorders with Exercise Physiology
  • Fluency Disorders

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Hunter, E., Cantor-Cutiva, L., van Leer, E., van Mersbergen, M., Nanjundeswaran, C., Pasquale, B., Sandage, M., & Whitling, S. (in press): Towards a consensus description of Vocal Effort, Vocal Load, Vocal Loading, and Vocal Fatigue: Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research

 

Naderifar, E., Moradi, N., Farzadi, F., Tahmasebi, N., Soltani, M., Latifi, S.M., & Nanjundeswaran, C. (2018). Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Vocal fatigue Index in to Persian, Journal of Voice, 18, 30192-30199. (epub ahead of print)

 

Naderifar, E., Moradi, N., Farzadi, F., Tahmasebi, N., Soltani, M., Latifi, S.M., & Nanjundeswaran, C. (2018). Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Vocal fatigue Index in to Persian, Journal of Voice, 18, 30192-30199. (epub ahead of print)

 

Nanjundeswaran C, Carroll, T. Meta-analysis for medical intervention of unilateral vocal fold paralysis: Limited evidence on generalization of voice outcomes: Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention. 2017 Jan. 11(1-2):42-46.


Nanjundeswaran C, van Mersbergen M, Morgan K.                                                                                                                    

Restructuring the Vocal Fatigue Index Using Mokken Scaling: Insights Into the Complex Nature of Vocal     Fatigue. 2017 Nov 6. pii: S0892-1997(17)30384-3.

 

Zambon, F., Moreti. F., Nanjundeswaran. C., Behlau. M (2016). Cross-cultural adaptation of the Brazilian    version of the Vocal Fatigue Index – VFI . CoDAS, (Accepted for publication).

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., VanSwearingen, J., & Verdolini-Abott, K., (2017). Metabolic Mechanisms of Vocal Fatigue. Journal of Voice, 31 (3), 378e1-378e11.

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., Jacobson, B., Gartner-Schmidt, J., & Verdolini-Abbott, K. (2015). Vocal Fatigue Index: Development and Validation. Journal of Voice, 29 (4), 433-40.

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., Li, N.Y.K., Chan, K., Wong, R.K.S., & Verdolini-Abbott, K. (2012). Preliminary Data on Prevention of Voice Problems in Student Teachers. Journal of Voice, 26 (6), 816.e1-12.

 

Guntupalli, V.K., Nanjundeswaran, C., Kalinowski, J., & Dayalu, V.N. (2012). Affective and Emotional Responses   of Graduate Student Clinicians in Speech-Language Pathology to Stuttered Speech. International   Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 47 (5), 603-608.

 

Guntupalli, VK., Nanjundeswaran, C., Kalinowski, J., & Dayalu, V.N. (2011). The Effect of Static and Dynamic Speech Gestures on Speech Inhibition. Neuroscience Letters, 492 (1)., 39-42.

 

Guntupalli, VK., Nanjundeswaran, C., Kalinowski, J., & Dayalu, V.N. (2011). Past Speech Therapy Experiences of Individuals Exploring a New Stuttering Treatment. Perceptual Motor Skills, 112 (3)., 975-980.

 

Guntupalli, V. K., Everhart, D. E., Kalinowski, J., Nanjundeswaran, C., & Saltukalroglu, T. (2007). Emotional and physiological responses of fluent listeners while watching the speech of adults who stutter. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 42, 113-129. PMID17365090

 

Guntupalli, V. K., Kalinowski, J., Nanjundeswaran, C., Saltuklaroglu, T., & Everhart, D. E. (2006).            Psychophysiological responses of adults who do not stutter while listening to stuttering. International          Journal of Psychophysiology, 62, 1-8. PMID16414137

 

Guntupalli, V. K., Kalinowski, J., Saltuklaroglu, T., & Nanjundeswaran, C. (2005). The effects of temporal  modification of second speech signals on stuttering inhibition at two speech rates in adults.  Neuroscience Letters, 385, 7-12. PMID15921852

 

Selected Abstracts/Presentations

Nanjundeswaran, C., Ballone, H., Farris, A., Foulks, N., Richardson, S. (October 19, 2019). Listener Attitudes towards Individuals with Voice Disorders, Fall Voice Conference, Plano, TX.

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., van Mersbergen, M., Hunter, E., & Banks, R. (October 18, 2019). Mokken Scaling and Vocal Fatigue Index- Insights in to the Complex Nature of Vocal Fatigue, Poster Presentation, Fall Voice Conference, Plano, TX.

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., & VanSwearingen, J. (Sep 5, 2019): Cardiovascular Conditioning in the Treatment of Vocal Fatigue- Invited Speaker, World Phonosurgery Congress, Beunos Aires, Argentina.

 

Hunter, E., Cantor-Cutiva, L., van Leer, E., van Mersbergen, M., Nanjundeswaran, C., Pasquale, B., Sandage, M., & Whitling, S. (August 28, 2019): Towards a consensus description of Vocal Effort, Vocal Load, Vocal Loading, and Vocal Fatigue, Pan-Eurpoean Voice Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Ballone, H., Farris, A., Foulks, N., Richardson, S., & Nanjundeswaran, C. (April 11, 2019). Listener Attitudes toward Teachers with Voice Problems: Appalachian Student Research Forum, ETSU, Johnson City, TN.     

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., & VanSwearingen, J. (July 31, 2018). Body-System Level Cardiovascular Conditioning   and Vocal Fatigue: 11th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics, Michigan State University, East Lansing.

 

Verdolini-Abbott, K., Nanjundeswaran, C., Tellis, C., & Apfelbach, C. (July 31, 2018). Vocal Fatigue: Potential Physiological Mechanisms and Treatment Implicatons: 11th International Conference on Voice  Physiology and Biomechanics, Michigan State University, East Lansing.

 

Smith, H., Campolongo, K., Garreston, B., Marley, V., Waters, A., Nanjundeswaran, C. (June 2, 2018). Student Attitudes toward Individuals with Voice Disorders: 47th Annual Symposium: Care of Professional Voice, Philadelphia, PA

 

Smith, H., Louw, B., Oh, S., & Nanjundeswaran, C. (June 2, 2018). Vocal Health: Awareness and Perceptions in Undergraduate Vocal Music and Theatre Majors: 47th Annual Symposium: Care of Professional Voice, Philadelphia, PA

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., & VanSwearingen, J (June 3, 2017). Differential Effects of Cardiovascular Conditioning versus Voice Production Exercises in a Patient with Vocal Fatigue, technical Session: 46th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, PA

 

Zambon, F., Moreti, F, Nanjundeswaran, C., & Behlau, M. (2017). Cross Cultural Adaptation of the Brazilian Version of the Vocal fatigue Index- VFI, Poster Session: 46th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, PA

 

Zambon, F., Moreti, F., Nanjundeswaran, C., Behlau, M. (2016). Cross-cultural adaptation of the Brazilian  version of the Vocal Fatigue Index – VFI. 15º Congresso da Fundação de Otorrinolaringologia, Campos de Jordão - SP, Brasil.

 

Lucht, A., Boggs, E., Garland, E., McClain, B. & Nanjundeswaran, C. (April 7, 2016). Effects of Biofeedback on Vocal Behavior on a Child with a Unilateral Vocal Fold Lesion, Appalachian Student Research Forum, ETSU, Johnson City, TN.

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., VanSwearingen, J., & Verdolini Abbott, K. (November 13, 2015). Vocal Fatigue- Role of Aerobic Conditioning in Metabolic Cost and Recovery from Reading. ASHA Annual Convention,  Denver, CO.

 

Creech, C., Jamison, B., Lacey, T., Patton, E., & Nanjundeswaran, C. (November 13, 2015). Understanding Role of Occupational Risk Factors in Voice Problems of Teachers, ASHA Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., Bassich, C., & Samlan, R. (November 22, 2014). Student Training in a University Setting Voice Clinic- How do we do it? ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., VanSwearingen, J., & Verdolini- Abbott, K. (October 18, 2013). Aerobic Conditioning-  Role of Aerobic Conditioning in Metabolic Cost and Recovery from Reading, Poster Presentation, Fall      Voice Conference, Atlanta, GA.

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., Jacobson, B., Gartner-Schmidt, J., Rosen, C., & Verdolini- Abbott, K. (July 18, 2013). Vocal Fatigue Index- Validation and Implications, Technical Session, 2013 Phonosurgery Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., Verdolini-Abbott, K., Jacobson, B., Gartner-Schmidt, J., & Rosen, C. (June 4, 2011).  Final Validation of Vocal Fatigue Index. Technical Session. 40th Annual Symposium: Care of the           Professional Voice, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., Verdolini, K., & Jacobson, B. (October 17, 2008). Development and validation of vocal fatigue index. Technical Session, 2008 UCSF Voice Conference, San Francisco, CA.

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., Verdolini, K., VanSwearingen, J., Gartner-Schmidt, J., & Clark, R. (May 31, 2007).    Metabolic Mechanisms of Vocal Fatigue. Technical Session, Voice Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., Guntupalli, V.K., Kalinowski, J., Saltuklaroglu, T., & Stuart, A. (November 17, 2006).  Emotional & Physiological Responses of Graduate Clinicians to Stuttering. Poster presentation at the     2006 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Miami Beach, FL.

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., Guntupalli, V. K., Zhang, J., Kalinowski, J., Stuart, A. Saltuklaroglu, T. (November 18, 2005). Long-term stuttering therapeutic experiences of people who stutter. Poster presented at the 2005 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA. 

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., Maruthy, S., & Krishna, Y. (2003). Acoustic analysis of voice of singing students. Presented at 35th Indian Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chennai, India.

 

Nanjundeswaran, C., Samuel, M.C., & Krishna, Y. (2002). LTAS- A diagnostic tool in infant cry analysis. Presented at 34th Indian Speech and Hearing Association Annual Convention, New Delhi, India.

 

Nanjundeswaran, C. (PI). Cardiovascular Conditioning in the Treatment of Vocal Fatigue, NIH R15 Funded (August 2019- July 2022), $407,686.

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Nanjundeswaran, C. (PI). A Preliminary Study on the Effects of Amplification in the Prevention of Voice Problems in Teachers, Small RDC Funded (Oct 2014- June 2015), $1097.00

 

Nanjundeswaran, C. (PI). Examination of Energy Efficiency of Two Types of Behavioral Voice Therapy, Major RDC Funded (July 2013- June 2014). $9034.00

 

Nanjundeswaran, C. (PI). Metabolic Mechanisms of Vocal Fatigue. SHRS Research Development Fund (Funded July 2012-June 2013).

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