Anusha Sundarrajan

Assistant Professor
Anusha Sundarrajan - Assistant Professor
Phone: 
(415) 338-7652
Office Information: 
Building: 
Burk Hall
Room Number: 
101
Biography: 

Dr. Anusha Sundarrajan is an Assistant Professor in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Program. Her expertise is in the areas of voice and voice disorders specifically professional voice users such as teachers and singers. She supervises the on-campus gender affirming voice clinic and teaches the graduate level seminar on voice disorders. She is the director of the Voice Lab. Her research interests focus on understanding how the larynx responds to the effects of unhealthy, and the excessive use of the laryngeal mechanism.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Purdue University (2016)
  • M.A., Manipal University (2010)
  • B.A., Sri Ramachandra University (2008)

Certification and Licenses

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2018-present)
  • California State License in Speech and Language Pathology, Speech Language and Audiology Licensing Board (2018-present)

Publications (selected)

  • Sundarrajan, A. (manuscript in preparation) The Nicholas Certo Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic organizes the first Gender Affirming Voice Workshop in San Francisco State University.
  • Rangwala, R., & Sundarrajan, A. (manuscript in preparation) Voice therapy in transfeminine voices: A review of literature
  • Herndon, N., Sundarrajan, A., Sivasankar, M., & Huber, J. (2019) Respiratory and Laryngeal Function in Teachers: Pre- and Postvocal Loading Challenge. Journal of Voice, 33(3), 302-309.
  • Sundarrajan, A., Huber, J., & Sivasankar, M. (2017) Respiratory and laryngeal changes with vocal loading in young and old individuals, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 2551-2556.
  • Sundarrajan, A., Fujiki, R., Loerch, S., Venkatraman, A., & Sivasankar, M. (2017) Vocal loading and environmental humidity effects in older adults. Journal of Voice, 31 (6), 707-713.
  • Fujiki, R., Chapleau, A., Sundarrajan, A., McKenna, V., & Sivasankar, M. (2017). The interaction of surface hydration and vocal loading on voice measures. Journal of Voice, 31(2), 211-217.

Presentations (selected)

  • Crotwell, L., Lara, N., & Sundarrajan, A. NSSLHA’s First Interprofessional Event at San Francisco State University (2020). Abstract accepted at the Annual Convention of the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Anaheim, CA
  • Rangwala, R., & Sundarrajan, A. (abstract in preparation) Voice therapy in transfeminine voices: A review of literature. Proposal to be submitted to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, San Diego, CA
  • Peck, M., & Sundarrajan, A. (abstract in preparation) Comparing Conversation Training Therapy to traditional voice therapy for transgender women. Proposal to be submitted to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, San Diego, CA
  • Venkatraman, A., Sundarrajan, A., Loerch, S., & Sivasankar, M. Preliminary Effects of Sustained Whispered Speech on Voice Measures (2017). Talk presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Sundarrajan, A., Fujiki, R., & Sivasankar, M. (2016). Humidity effects on an innovative vocal loading challenge. Poster presented at the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM), Chicago, IL.
  • Sundarrajan, A., Fujiki, R., & Sivasankar, M. (2016). Humidity and Vocal Loading on the Aging Voice. Talk presented at the Voice Foundation Annual Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Fujiki, R., Sundarrajan, A., & Sivasankar, M. (2016). The Role of Surface Hydration on a 30-Minute Vocal Loading Challenge. Talk presented at the Voice Foundation Annual Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Herndon, N., Sundarrajan, A., Huber, J., & Sivasankar, M. (2015). Respiratory and Laryngeal
    Interactions in Determining Phenotypes for Voice Disorders. Poster presented at the American Speech Language-Hearing Association Conference, Denver, CO.

Media

SF State clinic helps transgender, nonbinary people find their voice, by Kent Bravo, printed in SF State News