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Educational Background

UpennUniversity of Pennsylvania

(M.T.R., 2014) Dr. Grandner received a fellowship award from the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics to complete the Masters in Translational Research Program at Penn. The MTR program consisted of coure courses in conduct of research and disease measurement, laboratory rotations focused on cardiometabolic assessment (supervised by Dr. Raymond Townsend, Dr. Stephen Master, and Dr. Muredach Reilly), and elective courses that addressed issues related to behavioral health interventions (led by Dr. Robert Schnoll), the study of race in biomedical research (led by Dr. Dorothy Roberts), and cardiovascular physiology (led by Dr. Vladimir Muzykantov and Dr. Tilo Grosser). His thesis focused on "Sleep Duration, Pro-Inflammatory Markers, and Metabolic Hormones" and was supervised by Dr. Allan Pack and Dr. Emma Meagher.

UpennUniversity of Pennsylvania

(Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2007-2011) Dr. Grandner completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Dr. Allan Pack. He also completed an AASM-accredited Behavioral Sleep Medicine fellowship, under the training of Dr. Phil Gehrman and Dr. Jodi Mindell. This fellowship included clinical training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

UCSDUniversity of California, San Diego

(Ph.D., 2007) Dr. Grandner completed his graduate training at the San Diego State University / University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. While most of the coursework was completed at SDSU, the majority of the research and clinical activities took place at UCSD. At UCSD, he completed the following courses: Psychopathology, Meditation and Medicine, and Attention. He also completed clinical practica on the locked inpatient unit at the UCSD medical center (third year) and sleep medicine clinics at the UCSD medical center and San Diego VA hospital (4th year). He worked as a research assistant for Dr. Sonia Ancoli-Israel at the J. Christian Gillin Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory at UCSD and collaborated with Dr. Sean Drummond at the Laboratory for Sleep and Behavioral Neuroscience at UCSD. The majority of his research training was under Dr. Daniel Kripke, along with Dr. Shawn Youngstedt, Dr. Jeffrey Elliott, Dr. Richard Loving, Dr. In-Young Yoon, and collaborator Dr. Roger Cole at the Circadian Pacemaker Laboratory at UCSD, where Dr. Kripke served as graduate advisor and dissertation committee chair.

SDSUSan Diego State University

(M.S., 2005) Immediately after completing his undergraduate degree, he began graduate training at the San Diego State University / University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. As of this writing, this is the #1 rated of all research-based Ph.D. programs in Clinical Psychology in the nation. He received his Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology in January, 2005. During his second year, he also completed the clinical practicum located at the SDSU psychology clinic.

URUniversity of Rochester

(B.A., 2001). Dr. Grandner began his undergraduate career at the University of Rochester, in Rochester, NY. His studies focused primarily in psychology, but he also explored interests in philosophy and neuroscience . During his third and fourth year, he worked in the Sleep and Neurophysiology Research Laboratory under Dr. Donna Giles and Dr. Michael Perlis. He guaduated Cum Laude with High Honors for Research in Psychology.


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