About Dr. Grandner

Healthy sleep is necessary for good health, and sleep is important for cardiovascular health, obesity, diabetes, and psychological well-being.

Dr. Grandner is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona, Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the UA College of Medicine, with joint appointments in the Departments of Medicine, Psychology (UA College of Science), Nutritional Sciences (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences), and Clinical Translational Science. In addition, he is a faculty member of the Neuroscience and Physiological Sciences Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs. He is Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and is a Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

His research focuses on how sleep and sleep-related behaviors are related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, neurocognitive functioning, mental health, and longevity. Current and recently-completed research projects were funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the Military Suicide Research Consortium (MSRC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), and other organizations. Read more about his research or see his publications.

He has published over 200 articles and chapters on issues relating to sleep and health and his work has been cited over 9,000 times. He is associate editor of the journal Sleep Health and serves on the editorial boards of the journals SLEEP, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Journal of Sleep Research, Frontiers in Neurology: Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, Sleep Advances, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, and other journals. He has served on both the Mental Health Task Force and Interassociation Taskforce for Sleep and Wellness for the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), the Mental Health consensus committee for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and works to help improve sleep and performance in professional and non-professional athletes. He is a regular consultant on the topic of sleep health for organizations across the health, technology, and nutritional industries. He is a regular speaker on topics related to sleep and health for students, patients, corporations, and athletes, and has been invited multiple times to the National Institutes of Health, has served as an expert witness for civil, county, and federal cases, and has discussed issues related to sleep health at briefings for the US Congress.

He has received awards and honors for his work from the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Sleep Research Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Heart Association, Population Association of America, Sleep Research Network, and other groups. He has also received two separate Outstanding Professor Awards (from the Department of Psychology and a student group) for his teaching of statistics. He is an elected fellow of the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Grandner maintains memberships with a number of professional organizations, including the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the Sleep Research Society, the American Heart Association, and the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (where he is currently President-Elect). He helped found the Pennsylvania Sleep Society, served on its first Board of Directors and is a past President. Every March you can find him at the EPI/Lifestyle Council Meeting of the American Heart Association and every June you can find him at the meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. He has given hundreds of lectures and presentations on topics related to sleep and health, and he is frequently sought as an expert on issues related to sleep.

For more information, see his CV.

For information about the Sleep and Health Research Program, visit the lab website.

For media and information requests, meeting requests, and consultation, contact Dr. Grandner.


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