Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald, PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO
Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald is a speech-language pathologist and Assistant Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. Her overarching research goal is to develop a more comprehensive and collaborative approach to dysphagia management that unites the biomedical and psychosocial aspects of care. Ashwini’s current research focuses on developing multidisciplinary interventions to prevent impairment and maintain swallowing function in older adults and understanding dysphagia in older adults with dementia as well as dysphagia-related caregiver burden in caregivers of older adults. She is highly motivated to conduct clinically salient research that impacts patient care to improve health and quality of life.