Michael Grandner, U.A. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Medicine
Wednesday, May 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building
A nationally recognized expert in the field of sleep disorders, Dr. Michael Grandner will describe findings from his extensive research on non-medication treatments for these issues. He will also talk about the effects of insufficient sleep on one’s physical heath and on its social, behavioral and environmental influences.
At the U.A. Dr. Grandner serves as director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Clinic and the Sleep and Health Research Program. His research examines the relationship between sleep and obesity, diabetes, heart disease, as well as daytime functioning and longevity.
He joined the U.A. faculty in 2015 after serving as a psychologist in the Philadelphia V.A. Medical Center and on the University of Pennsylvania faculty. A graduate of the University of Rochester, Dr. Grandner received his M.S. Degree from San Diego State University and his Ph.D. from the joint doctoral program in clinical psychology at San Diego State University and the University of California at San Diego.
He is the author or co-author of more than 100 articles in academic publications and has received many awards from professional organizations for his work. He serves as associate editor of the journal, Sleep Health, and on the editorial board for SLEEP, a publication of the Sleep Research Society. A past president of the Pennsylvania Sleep Society, Dr. Grandner serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and on the mental health task force for the NCAA. His work has been featured on television, radio and in print media in over 50 countries. In the U.S., these include CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Huffington Post and others.
Written by H. Deon Holt, Academy Village Volunteer