Dr. Grandner is a licensed clinical psychologist board-certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and Director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson. His work focuses on real-world implications of sleep health. He has over 150 journal publications, holds leadership in several national organizations, serves on the editorial boards of several journals in the field, and has served as a scientific advisor to health, technology, athletics, nutritional, and pharma companies.
Dr. Grandner's research focused on real-world implications of sleep health. This includes (1) downstream cardiometabolic, neurocognitive, and functional consequences of insufficient sleep duration and/or poor sleep quality, (2) upstream social, behavioral, and environmental determinants of sleep health, and (3) real-world interventions for promoting sleep health and/or mitigating adverse effects of sleep loss. This includes research that focuses on causes, consequences, and strategies to mitigate sleep health disparities, studies of health-related outcomes associated with sleep-related behaviors, translational research on intervention development and dissemination, development and refinement of wearables and other novel sleep technology, explorations of health impacts of chronobiology and circadian rhythms, and other topics.