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Dr. Michael Grandner is an internationally-recognized expert on sleep and health. Through his research, he studies how sleep is an important aspect of health, like diet and exercise. He studies not only what happens to our health when we do not get enough sleep, but also how and why people sleep the way they do in the real world. His work also includes studying poor quality of sleep and sleep disorders, as well as real-world solutions for sleep problems.

Current Position

Dr. Grandner is Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine in the School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the School of Sciences, and Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He is also Director of the Arizona Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson, which oversees the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders using non-medication approaches.

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Brief Bio

Dr. Grandner is a licensed Clinical Psychologist certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program, 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. His work has received awards from the Sleep Research Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Heart Association, and other organizations. He is author or co-author on over 100 academic publications. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and the mental health task force for the NCAA. He is a frequent consultant and speaker on the issue of sleep health and  has been invited multiple times to the Ntaional Institutes of Health and the US Congress to discuss the role of sleep in health and functioning. Dr. Grandner’s work has been featured in television, radio, and print media, in over 50 countries.

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