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

Dr. Michael Grandner is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program and Associate Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Medicine, Psychiatry, and Psychology 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



Rosenberger, M. E., J. E. Fulton, M. P. Buman, R. P. Troiano, M. A. Grandner, D. M. Buchner, and W. L. Haskell, "The 24-Hour Activity Cycle: A New Paradigm for Physical Activity.", Med Sci Sports Exerc, vol. 51, issue 3, pp. 454-464, 2019 Mar. PMCID: PMC6377291  PMID: 30339658
Mai, Q. D., T. D. Hill, L. Vila-Henninger, and M. A. Grandner, "Employment insecurity and sleep disturbance: Evidence from 31 European countries.", J Sleep Res, vol. 28, issue 1, pp. e12763, 2019 Feb. PMCID: PMC6338513  PMID: 30156336
Tubbs, A. S., M. L. Perlis, and M. A. Grandner, "Surviving the long night: The potential of sleep health for suicide prevention.", Sleep Med Rev, vol. 44, pp. 83-84, 2019 Apr. PMID: 30797539
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