Michael Grandner, PhD, MTR, CBSM, FAASM

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Assistant Professor, Medicine

Dr. Michael Grandner is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the University of  Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. He is Board-Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

Research Interests: 

Current research projects are funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).  One study focuses on sleep patterns and how they relate to cardiometabolic disease risk and neurocognitive function. The other study is on social, environmental and behavioral factors and how they impact sleep. His methodologies include population-level surveys, computer-based geospatial analyses, home-based assessments of sleep and health, and in-laboratory studies.

  • MTR: University of Pennsylvania, 2014
  • PhD: San Diego State University, University of California, San Diego, 2007
  • MS: San Diego State University, 2005
  • BA: University of Rochester, 2001
  • University of California, San Diego & San Diego VA Healthcare System, 2006-2007
  • University of Pennsylvania, Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 2007-2012
  • University of Pennsylvania, Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 2007-2010
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Sleep Medicine, 2014



Ji, X., M. A. Grandner, and J. Liu, "The relationship between micronutrient status and sleep patterns: a systematic review.", Public Health Nutr, vol. 20, issue 4, pp. 687-701, 2017 Mar. PMID: 27702409
Grandner, M. A., "Sleep, Health, and Society.", Sleep Med Clin, vol. 12, issue 1, pp. 1-22, 2017 Mar. PMID: 28159089


Williams, N. J., M. A. Grandner, D. M. Wallace, Y. Cuffee, C. Airhihenbuwa, K. Okuyemi, G. Ogedegbe, and G. Jean-Louis, "Social and behavioral predictors of insufficient sleep among African Americans and Caucasians.", Sleep Med, vol. 18, pp. 103-7, 2016 Feb. PMCID: PMC5070606  PMID: 26514614
Patterson, F., S. Kohl Malone, A. Lozano, M. A. Grandner, and A. L. Hanlon, "Smoking, Screen-Based Sedentary Behavior, and Diet Associated with Habitual Sleep Duration and Chronotype: Data from the UK Biobank.", Ann Behav Med, vol. 50, issue 5, pp. 715-726, 2016 Oct. PMCID: PMC5079686  PMID: 27056396
Perlis, M. L., M. A. Grandner, G. K. Brown, M. Basner, S. Chakravorty, K. H. Morales, P. R. Gehrman, N. S. Chaudhary, M. E. Thase, and D. F. Dinges, "Nocturnal Wakefulness as a Previously Unrecognized Risk Factor for Suicide.", J Clin Psychiatry, vol. 77, issue 6, pp. e726-33, 2016 Jun. PMID: 27337421