The award, to be presented at SLEEP 2024, recognizes work in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in sleep medicine and research.


Summary: Clinical psychologist Michael A. Grandner, PhD, received the 2024 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Award from the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. The award honors contributions to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in sleep medicine, as well as efforts to reduce disparities through education, research, and clinical work. The presentation will take place at the SLEEP 2024 annual meeting in Houston. Grandner, who directs the sleep and health research program at the University of Arizona, focuses on translational sleep research and behavioral sleep medicine.

Key Takeaways:

  • The 2024 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Award honors significant contributions to enhancing diversity and reducing disparities in sleep medicine.
  • Michael A. Grandner’s work in sleep health research and his efforts to recruit and support diverse voices in the field were key factors in his receiving the award.
  • The award will be presented during the plenary session of the SLEEP 2024 annual meeting in Houston, showcasing the importance of diversity and inclusion in the field of sleep medicine.

Clinical psychologist Michael A. Grandner, PhD, MTR, CBSM, FAASM, is the recipient of the 2024 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Award from the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, a joint initiative of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society.

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The award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to sleep medicine or sleep and circadian science through their work to increase the diversity, equity, and inclusion of sleep medicine providers, or to develop educational programs, research, or clinical work aimed at reducing disparities. 

The award presentation will occur on Monday, June 3, during the plenary session of the SLEEP 2024 annual meeting in Houston.

Career and Contributions

“Receiving this award is an incredible and humbling honor, and I hope to continue to live up to what it represents,” says Grandner in a release. “I have dedicated my career to not only studying how sleep health matters in terms of health and health disparities but also doing what I can to recruit, encourage, support, and cultivate a broad diversity of voices to our field. Not only does it make us more inclusive, but it brings perspectives, questions, and insights that make our science better.”

Grandner is director of the sleep and health research program at the University of Arizona and director of the behavioral sleep medicine clinic at the Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz. 

His work focuses on translational sleep research and behavioral sleep medicine, including studies of sleep as a domain of health behavior and the development and implementation of behavioral interventions for insufficient sleep and sleep disorders.

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