Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research (IPR), University of Southern California University of Southern California
About Dr. de la Haye
About Dr. de la Haye

Kayla de la Haye is an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research (IPR) within the Department of Preventive Medicine, USC. She specializes in applying social network analysis and systems science to health behavior research and interventions. Her work has examined the spread of obesity in adolescent peer networks, and how social-ecological systems influence health behaviors (diet, physical activity, substance use) in youth and families. She also works to develop interventions that activate and harness social systems to increase healthy behaviors and reduce disease risk across diverse communities. Dr. de la Haye holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Recent Publications

de la Haye, K., De Heer, H.D., Wilkinson, A.V., & Koehly, L. (2014). Predictors of parent-child relationships that support physical activity in Mexican-American families.Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37(2), 234-244

Tucker, J. S.,de la Haye, K.,Pollard, M., Green, H. D. Jr., Kennedy, D. R. (2014).Peer influence on marijuana use in different types of friendships.Journal of Adolescent Health,54(1), 67-73.

de la Haye, K., D?Amico, E. J., Miles,J. N. V., Ewing, B., & Tucker, J. S. (2014). Covariance among multiplehealth risk behaviors in adolescents. PLOSOne, 9(5), e98141.

Selected Publications

de la Haye, K., Robins, G., Mohr, P., & Wilson, C. (2010). Obesity-related behaviors in adolescent friendship networks.Social Networks, 32(3), 161-167.

de la Haye, K. (2013). RE: "Are network-based interventions auseful antiobesity strategy"?. AmericanJournal of Epidemiology, 178(5), 837-838.

Professional History
Research Assistant
CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences
2007 — 2009
Research Assistant
Flinders University
2009 — 2010
Associate Behavioral / Social Scientist
RAND Corporation
2010 — 2014
Education History
Bachelor of Arts
University of Adelaide
2002 — 2004
Bachelor of Health Science (Honors)
University of Adelaide
2006 — 2006
Health Psychology
University of Adelaide
2007 — 2011
Courses Taught

PM501: Foundations in Health Education and Promotion


Finalist, American Academy of Health Behavior Judith K. Black Early Career Research Award, 2014

Brook Scholar Award, RAND Corporation, 2013

University of Adelaide Doctoral Research Medal, 2011

Franz Dalziel Prize for Thesis in Psychology, University of Adelaide, 2011

Australian Psychological Society Award for Excellent Higher Degree Thesis in Health Psychology, 2011

Australian Postgraduate Award, Australian Government, 2007

CSIRO Preventative Health Flagship Scholarship, Australia?s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, 2007

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