Balaji Rangarathnam, PhD, CCC-SLP

Balaji Rangarathnam

Assistant Professor
252-744-6079 (phone)
252-744-6109 (fax)

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Voice and Swallowing Research Lab

Dr. Rangarathnam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of CSDI. His professional interests relate to voice and swallowing disorders. He directs the Voice and Swallowing Research Lab at ECU. The focus of his research is to understand the neurophysiology of swallowing and to develop efficacious treatment methods for neurogenic dysphagia and vocal hyperfunction.


  • 2013 Ph.D. (Communication Sciences and Disorders). University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR.
  • 2008 M.Sc (Speech-Language Pathology). University of Mysore, India.
  • 2006 B.Sc. (Speech and Hearing Sciences). University of Mysore, India.

Areas of Interest

Adult swallowing physiology and disorders; voice physiology and disorders; neurogenic communication disorders

Courses Taught

  • Dysphagia and Neuromotor Functions (CSDI 6114)
  • Seminar in Voice Disorders (CSDI 6104)