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 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.

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.

  • 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., 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