Dr. Grandner is the Director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the UA College of Medicine. He is Board-Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
His research focuses on how sleep and sleep-related behaviors are related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, neurocognitive functioning, mental health, and longevity. Current research projects are funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). He is currently studying how sleep patterns are related to health and functioning, and the social, environmental, and behavioral factors that determine how we sleep. These studies involve population-level surveys, computer-based geospatial analyses (using GIS software), home-based assessments of sleep and health (using sleep diary, actigraphy, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, etc.), and in-laboratory studies (using polysomnography, neurobehavioral performance testing, arterial tonometry, biomarker assessment, glucose tolerance tests, etc.).
Another area of his work involves examining sleep and health at the community and population levels. This work aims to understand how sleep is experienced on a societal level, and how this plays a role in the bigger picture of health. Some of these studies in this area have explored relationships among sleep and age, sex, income, marital status, employment, diet, race/ethnicity, depression and other social and health-related factors. This work has utilized data sources such as BRFSS, NHANES, WHI, PHMC, NSF, ReGARDS, and others.
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