Michael Grandner, PhD, MTR, CBSM, FAASM

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP
Assistant Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences
Associate Professor, Medicine
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Associate Professor, Psychology
Member of the Graduate Faculty

Dr. Michael Grandner is a licensed clinical psychologist, Director of the Sleep and Heath Research Program at the University of Arizona, and Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ. His work focuses on translational sleep research and Behavioral Sleep Medicine, including studies of sleep as a domain of health behavior and the development and implementation of behavioral interventions for insufficient sleep and sleep disorders. Specific areas of focus include: (1) Downstream cardiovascular, metabolic, and behavioral health outcomes associated with habitual sleep duration and/or insufficient sleep, (2) Upstream social, behavioral, and biological determinants of habitual sleep duration, insufficient sleep, and poor sleep quality, and (3) Development and implementation of behavioral interventions for sleep as a domain of health behavior. Learn more at sleephealthresearch.com or michaelgrandner.com.

Professional Affiliations

Sleep Research Society, Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Heart Association, American Psychological Association

Research Interests: 

Sleep, Cardiometabolic Health, Health Disparities, Daytime Functioning, Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Selected Publications: 

Most Cited Papers 

Grandner, M. A., Kripke, D. F., Yoon, I. Y., and Youngstedt, S. D. (2006). Criterion Validity of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index: Investigation in a non-clinical sample. Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 4:129-136. PMCID:3399671.

Grandner, M. A. and Drummond, S. P. A. (2007). Who are the long sleepers? Towards an understanding of the mortality relationship. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 11(5):341-60. PMCID: 3755488.

Grandner, M. A., Hale, L., Moore, M. and Patel, N. P. (2010). Mortality associated with short sleep duration: The evidence, the possible mechanisms and the future. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 14(3):191-203. PMCID:2856739.

Grandner, M.A., Patel, N. P., Gehrman, P. R., Xie, D., Sha, D., Weaver, T. and Gooneratne, N. (2010). Who gets the best sleep? Ethnic and socioeconomic factors related to sleep disturbance. Sleep Medicine, 11(4):470-8. PMCID:2861987.

Grandner, M. A., Patel, N. P., Gehrman, P. R., Perlis, M. L. and Pack, A. I. (2010). Problems associated with short sleep: Bridging laboratory and epidemiological studies. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 14:239-47. PMCID:2888649.

Patel, N. P., Grandner, M. A., Xie, D., Branas, C. C., and Gooneratne, N. (2010). “Sleep Disparity” in the population: Poor sleep quality is strongly associated with poverty and ethnicity. BMC Public Health, 10:475. PMCID:2927542.

Grandner, M. A., Jackson, N. J., Pak, V. M., and Gehrman, P. R. (2012). Sleep disturbance is associated with cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. Journal of Sleep Research, 21(4):427-433. PMCID:3703752.

Grandner, M. A., Jackson, N., Gerstner, J. R., and Knutson, K. L. (2013). Dietary nutrients associated with short and long sleep duration: data from a nationally representative sample. Appetite, 64(1), 71-80. PMCID:3703747.

Grandner, M. A., Ruiter Petrov, M. E., Jackson, N., Rattanaumpawan, P., Platt, A., and Patel, N. P. (2013). Sleep symptoms, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic position. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 9(9), 897-905. PMCID: 3746717.

Grandner, M. A., Chakravorty, S., Perlis, M. L., Oliver, L., and Gurubhagavatula, I. (2014). Habitual sleep duration associated with self-reported and objectively-determined cardiometabolic risk factors. Sleep Medicine, 15(1):42-50. PMCID: 3947242.

Full Publication List

  • MTR: Translational Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2014
  • PhD: Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University and University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program, San Diego, CA 2007
  • MS: Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 2005
  • BS: Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 2001
  • San Diego VA Healthcare System and University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 2007
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia VA Medical Center, 2009
  • Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, University of Pennsylvania, 2011
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Sleep Medicine, 2014



Ji, X., C. H. Bastien, J. G. Ellis, L. Hale, and M. A. Grandner, "Disassembling insomnia symptoms and their associations with depressive symptoms in a community sample: the differential role of sleep symptoms, daytime symptoms, and perception symptoms of insomnia.", Sleep Health, 2019 Mar 27. PMID: 30928498
Bastien, C. H., J. G. Ellis, A. Athey, S. Chakravorty, R. Robbins, A. P. Knowlden, J. Charest, and M. A. Grandner, "Driving After Drinking Alcohol Associated with Insufficient Sleep and Insomnia among Student Athletes and Non-Athletes.", Brain Sci, vol. 9, issue 2, 2019 Feb 20. PMCID: PMC6406652  PMID: 30791643
Reardon, C. L., B. Hainline, C. Miller Aron, D. Baron, A. L. Baum, A. Bindra, R. Budgett, N. Campriani, J. Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia, A. Currie, et al., "Infographic. Sleep disorders in athletes.", Br J Sports Med, 2019 Jun 21. PMID: 31227492
Grandner, M. A., W. S. Khader, C. D. Warlick, and F. Fernandez, "Acculturation and sleep: implications for sleep and health disparities.", Sleep, vol. 42, issue 3, 2019 Mar 01. PMID: 31222327
Raikes, A. C., A. Athey, P. Alfonso-Miller, W. D. S. Killgore, and M. A. Grandner, "Insomnia and daytime sleepiness: risk factors for sports-related concussion.", Sleep Med, vol. 58, pp. 66-74, 2019 Jun. PMID: 31132574