Michael Grandner

Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP

Assistant Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP

Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences

Associate Professor, Medicine

Associate Professor, Psychology

Member of the Graduate Faculty

Dr. Grandner is a licensed Clinical Psychologist certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program, Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Medicine at the University of Arizona. His clinical work focuses on non-medication treatments for sleep disorders. His research examines the relationship between sleep and obesity, diabetes, heart disease, daytime functioning, and longevity. This includes studying (1) downstream cardiometabolic and neurocognitive effects of insufficient sleep, (2) upstream social, behavioral, and environmental influences on sleep (including sleep health disparities), and (3) innovative strategies for improving sleep at the individual, community, and population levels. His work has received awards from the Sleep Research Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, American Heart Association, and other organizations. He is author or co-author on over 100 academic publications, including articles in JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, Circulation, Obesity, SLEEP, and other major journals. He is Associate Editor of the journal Sleep Health and on the Editorial Board for SLEEP. He is a Past President of the PA Sleep Society, serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, and serves on the mental health task force for the NCAA. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, American Heart Association, and other organizations. He is a frequent consultant and speaker on the issue of sleep health, has served as an expert witness in both civil and criminal cases, and  has been invited multiple times to brief the US Congress on the issue of sleep and health. Dr. Grandner received his BA from the University of Rochester, his MS from San Diego State University, and his PhD from the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego. He then completed an APA-accredited internship in outpatient Psychiatry and Primary Care Behavioral Medicine at UCSD and the San Diego VA. He then completed an accredited  postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Sleep Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia VA, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology and a Masters in Translational Research at the University of Pennsylvania, where he joined the faculty before moving to the University of Arizona in 2015. Dr. Grandner’s work has been featured in television, radio, and print media, in over 50 countries, and in outlets including CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Huffington Post, and many others.

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Psychology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Public Health, Nutrition

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Start Date

August 2015

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