Diba Mani, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of Applied Physiology & Kinesiology

  • Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology: Neurophysiology, University of Colorado, Boulder (2018)
  • M.S. in Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder (2013)
  • B.A. in Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder (2011)
  • B.A. in Asian Studies: Middle East, Farsi, University of Colorado, Boulder (2011)

Contact Info

FLG 131
P.O. Box 118205
Gainesville, FL 32611-8205
(352) 294-1767 | dmani@ufl.edu


Biography

Diba Mani, Ph.D., earned her degrees under the mentorship of Dr. Roger Enoka in the Neurophysiology of Movement Laboratory at the University of Colorado. Her doctoral dissertation focused on evaluating the effects of electrical nerve stimulation on motor unit discharge properties and mobility in young and older adults. Dr. Mani most enjoys the human component of any work she is engaging in, be it research in the field of geriatrics or teaching college students in the classroom. Dr. Mani is a regular vinyasa yoga practitioner and an internationally-certified judo referee, as well as the Faculty Advisor and a coach for Gator Judo Club. She is passionate about celebrating diversity, inclusivity, and culture through involvement in groups such as Iranian American Academics & Professionals.

Research Interests

  • Effects of elecrical nerve stimulation on motor unit discharge properties and mobility in special populations (i.e. healthy aging, diseased)
  • Impacts of aging on motor unit discharge properties and mobility
  • Implementation of medical devices to promote mobility in special populations
  • Influence of martial arts on physical and mental fitness
  • Internationalization in STEM classrooms

Classes

  • APK 2105C Applied Human Physiology with Lab
  • APK 3200 Motor Learning
  • APK 4115 Neuromuscular Aspects of Exercise
  • APK 4943 Teaching Experience in APK
  • HLP 6535 Graduate Research Methods