Kayla de la Haye is an Associate Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles. She works to promote health and address health disparities by applying network science and systems science to key public health issues.
Her research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Defense, engages with families, communities, and decisionmakers, leveraging their social networks to promote healthy behaviors (like eating and activity), and healthy homes and environments. Her work also explores the role of social networks in group problem solving in families, teams, and coalitions.
Dr. de la Haye previously worked as an Associate Behavioral/Social Scientist at the RAND Corporation, and she is a current member of the Board of Directors of the International Network of Social Network Analysis (INSNA). In 2018, she received the INSNA Freeman Award for significant contributions to the study of social structure. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Adelaide, Australia.