Manish Anand

Assistant Professor

409, Machine Design Section

PhD from Purdue University, USA



  • Dr. Manish Anand received his Ph.D. from the School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University in 2018. He received his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Allahabad in 2011. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center from 2019 through 2020. He joined Emory University as a research scientist at the Sports Performance and Research Center in 2021 for 10 months.
  • His research interests include human lower extremity movement biomechanics, sports biomechanics, pose estimation, legged robotics and computational human motion simulations. He is also interested in neuro-mechanistic understanding of human movements and related pathologies.

  1. Anand, Manish; Seipel, Justin; & Rietdyk, Shirley. (2017). A modeling approach to the dynamics of gait initiation. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 14(128), 20170043.
  2. Anand, Manish; Seipel, Justin. (2019) The rotary component of leg force during walking and running. Journal of The Royal Society Interface. 10.1098/rsif.2019.0105
  3. Anand, Manish; Diekfuss, Jed A.; Slutsky-Ganesh, Alexis B.; Grooms, Dustin; Bonnette, Scott & Myer, Gregory D. (2020) INFOBAR, a graphical user interface for batch processing independent component analysis-based automated removal of motion artifact within fMRI acquisitions. SoftwareX 10.1016/j.softx.2020.100598
  4. Anand, Manish; Diekfuss, Jed A.; Bonnette, Scott; Hurn, Matthew; Short, Ian; Grooms, Dustin; Myer, Gregory D. (2020). Validity of an MRI-compatible motion capture system for use with lower extremity neuroimaging paradigms. International journal of sports physical therapy
  5. Anand, Manish; Diekfuss, Jed A.; Slutsky-Ganesh, Alexis B.; Grooms, Dustin; Bonnette, Scott; Barber Foss, Kim D.; DiCesare, Christopher A.; Hunnicutt, Jennifer L. & Myer, Gregory D. (2021) Integrated 3D motion analysis with functional magnetic resonance neuroimaging to identify neural correlates of lower extremity movement. Journal of Neuroscience Methods
  6. Diekfuss, Jed A; Bonnette, Scott; Hogg, Jennifer A.; Riehm, Christopher; Grooms, Dustin R; Singh, Harjiv; Anand, Manish; Slutsky-Ganesh, Alexis B; Wilkerson, Gary & Myer, Gregory D. (2020) Practical training strategies to apply neuro-mechanistic motor learning principles to facilitate adaptations towards injury-resistant movement in youth. Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise 10.1007/s42978-020-00083-0
  7. Diekfuss, Jed A; Hogg, Jennifer A.; Grooms, Dustin R.; Slutsky-Ganesh, Alexis B.; Singh, Harjiv; Bonnette, Scott; Anand, Manish; Wilkerson, Gary & Myer, Gregory D. (2020) Can we capitalize on central nervous system plasticity in young athletes to inoculate against injury? Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise 10.1007/s42978-020-00080-3
  8. Diekfuss, Jed A; Grooms, Dustin R; Hogg, Jennifer A.; Singh, Harjiv; Slutsky-Ganesh, Alexis B; Bonnette, Scott; Riehm, Christopher; Anand, Manish; Nissen, Katharine S.; Wilkerson, Gary & Myer, Gregory D. (2021) Integrated motor learning theory to leverage neuroplasticity in youth and optimize injury prevention, rehabilitation, & exercise performance. Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise
  9. Diekfuss, J. A., Yuan, W., Barber Foss, K. D., Dudley, J. A., DiCesare, C. A., Panzer, M. B., Talavage, T. M., Nauman, E., Bonnette, S., Slutsky-Ganesh, A. B., Clark, J., Anand, M., Altaye, M., Leach, J. L., Lamplot, J. D., Galloway, M., Pombo, M. W., Kyle, H., & Myer, G. D. (2021). Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Newer Helmet Designs with Emergent Shell and Padding Technologies Versus Older Helmet Models for Preserving White Matter Following a Season of High School Football. Annals of Biomedical Engineering