Kayla de la Haye, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences
AddressSSB 2001 N Soto St
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    University of Adelaide, Adelaide, AustraliaPh.D.2011health psychology / social networks
    University of Adelaide, Adelaide, AustraliaBachelor of Health Science (Hons)2006psychology
    University of Adelaide, Adelaide, AustraliaBachelor of Arts2004anthropology / psychology
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    International Network for Social Network Analysis2018Freeman Award
    RAND Corporation2013Brook Scholar Award
    University of Adelaide2011Doctoral Research Medal
    Australian Psychological Society2011Excellent Higher Degree Thesis in Health Psychology
    University of Adelaide2011Franz Dalziel Prize for Thesis in Psychology
    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation2007  - 2010CSIRO Preventative Health Flagship Scholarship

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    Kayla de la Haye is an Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California, who specializes in applying social network analysis and systems science to health promotion and disease prevention. Her research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Defense, targets family and community social networks to promote healthy eating and prevent childhood obesity, and 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 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. Dr. de la Haye holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Adelaide, Australia.

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    In-home obesity prevention to reach low-income infants through maternal and social transmission
    NIH R01HD092483Sep 1, 2017 - May 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Building Social Networks to Improve Physical Activity and Weight Loss in Latino Parents
    NIH/NICHD R01HD084606Feb 18, 2016 - Jan 31, 2019
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Role Description: This project examines the complex relationship between social networks and peer influences on Latino adult physical activity and obesity in order to understand which types of networks facilitate (and which constrain) the diffusion of physical activity and weight loss through a community.
    Whole of Systems Trial of Prevention Strategies for Childhood Obesity: WHO STOPS Childhood Obesity
    National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) APP1114118Feb 1, 2016 - Jan 31, 2019
    Role: Associate Investigator
    Role Description: This project aims to: 1) strengthen community action for childhood obesity prevention; and, 2) measure the impacts of increased action on risk factors for childhood obesity by working with local partners to embed best practice for obesity prevention into existing community systems (e.g. health, workplaces, local council, schools).
    Monitoring and Modeling Family Eating Dynamics (M2FED)
    National Science Foundation IIS-1521740Sep 1, 2015 - Aug 30, 2019
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Role Description: This project proposes M2FED – an integrated system of in-home beacons, wireless and wearable sensors, and smartphones that provide ongoing, synchronized real-time data on in-home eating behaviors and theory-based process variables. This rich data will be aggregated to generate real-time contextual FED models using systems networks models. Key activities that precede target behaviors will be identified in order to develop and optimize future just-in-time, adaptive interventions.
    QUANTA: Quantitative Network-based Models of Adaptive Team Behavior
    DoD/Army Research Office W911NF-15-1-0577Jan 9, 2015
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Role Description: The multidisciplinary, multi-institutional team will utilize expertise in cognitive and behavioral science, sociology, computer science, and network science to generate multilevel, dynamic models of teams and social groups that effectively explain various dimensions of group performance. The resulting conceptual and statistical models that relate group composition, interaction patterns, and network evolution to task performance, will break new ground in understanding the optimal design of teams for complex tasks.

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    1. Formative Evaluation of the Families SHARE Disease Risk Tool among Low-Income African Americans. Public Health Genomics. 2021 Jul 07; 1-11. de la Haye K, Whitted C, Koehly LM. PMID: 34233327.
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    2. Self-reported dietary changes among Los Angeles County adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Appetite. 2021 Jul 02; 166:105586. Miller S, Bruine de Bruin W, Livings M, Wilson J, Weber K, Frazzini A, Babboni M, de la Haye K. PMID: 34217761.
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    3. An integrated risk and epidemiological model to estimate risk-stratified COVID-19 outcomes for Los Angeles County: March 1, 2020-March 1, 2021. PLoS One. 2021; 16(6):e0253549. Horn AL, Jiang L, Washburn F, Hvitfeldt E, de la Haye K, Nicholas W, Simon P, Pentz M, Cozen W, Sood N, Conti DV. PMID: 34166416.
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    4. Four-Year Behavioral, Health-Related Quality of Life, and BMI Outcomes from a Cluster Randomized Whole of Systems Trial of Prevention Strategies for Childhood Obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2021 06; 29(6):1022-1035. Allender S, Orellana L, Crooks N, Bolton KA, Fraser P, Brown AD, Le H, Lowe J, de la Haye K, Millar L, Moodie M, Swinburn B, Bell C, Strugnell C. PMID: 33950583.
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    5. An action-oriented framework for systems-based solutions aimed at childhood obesity prevention in US Latinx and Latin American populations. Obes Rev. 2021 Jun; 22 Suppl 3:e13241. Garcia LMT, Hunter RF, de la Haye K, Economos CD, King AC. PMID: 33825301.
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    6. Estimation of COVID-19 risk-stratified epidemiological parameters and policy implications for Los Angeles County through an integrated risk and stochastic epidemiological model. medRxiv. 2020 Dec 14. Horn AL, Jiang L, Washburn F, Hvitfeldt E, de la Haye K, Nicholas W, Simon P, Pentz M, Cozen W, Sood N, Conti DV. PMID: 33367291.
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    7. Identifying Social Network Conditions that Facilitate Sedentary Behavior Change: The Benefit of Being a "Bridge" in a Group-based Intervention. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 06 12; 17(12). Gesell SB, de la Haye K, Sommer EC, Saldana SJ, Barkin SL, Ip EH. PMID: 32545539.
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    8. Automatic, wearable-based, in-field eating detection approaches for public health research: a scoping review. NPJ Digit Med. 2020; 3:38. Bell BM, Alam R, Alshurafa N, Thomaz E, Mondol AS, de la Haye K, Stankovic JA, Lach J, Spruijt-Metz D. PMID: 32195373.
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    9. Intergenerational exchange of healthful eating encouragement: Consideration of family ancestry and disease history. Fam Syst Health. 2019 12; 37(4):302-313. Manalel JA, Marcum CS, Calabrese S, de la Haye K, Hughes D, Prichard I, Hutchinson A, Wilson C, Koehly L. PMID: 31815512.
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    10. Social network interventions for health behaviours and outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Med. 2019 09; 16(9):e1002890. Hunter RF, de la Haye K, Murray JM, Badham J, Valente TW, Clarke M, Kee F. PMID: 31479454.
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    11. Smoking Diffusion through Networks of Diverse, Urban American Adolescents over the High School Period. J Health Soc Behav. 2019 09; 60(3):362-376. de la Haye K, Shin H, Vega Yon GG, Valente TW. PMID: 31526021.
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    12. Collaboration in Complex Systems: Multilevel Network Analysis for Community-Based Obesity Prevention Interventions. Sci Rep. 2019 08 29; 9(1):12599. McGlashan J, de la Haye K, Wang P, Allender S. PMID: 31467328.
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    13. The role of maternal social networks on the outcomes of a home-based childhood obesity prevention pilot intervention. J Soc Struct. 2019 Aug; 20(3):7-28. de la Haye K, Bell BM, Salvy SJ. PMID: 31827412.
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    14. Sensing eating mimicry among family members. Transl Behav Med. 2019 05 16; 9(3):422-430. Bell BM, Spruijt-Metz D, Vega Yon GG, Mondol AS, Alam R, Ma M, Emi I, Lach J, Stankovic JA, De la Haye K. PMID: 31094447.
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    15. In-home obesity prevention in low-income infants through maternal and social transmission. Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 02; 77:61-69. de la Haye K, Fluke M, Laney PC, Goran M, Galama T, Chou CP, Salvy SJ. PMID: 30578850.
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    16. Personal Network Characteristics as Predictors of Change in Obesity Risk Behaviors in Early Adolescence. J Res Adolesc. 2019 09; 29(3):710-723. Marks J, de la Haye K, Barnett LM, Allender S. PMID: 29770516.
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    17. The Co-evolution of Bullying Perpetration, Homophobic Teasing, and a School Friendship Network. J Youth Adolesc. 2018 03; 47(3):601-618. Merrin GJ, Haye K, Espelage DL, Ewing B, Tucker JS, Hoover M, Green HD. PMID: 29236236.
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    18. Adolescent peer networks and the moderating role of depressive symptoms on developmental trajectories of cannabis use. Addict Behav. 2018 Jan; 76:34-40. Pollard MS, Tucker JS, Green HD, de la Haye K, Espelage DL. PMID: 28738220.
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    19. The dual role of friendship and antipathy relations in the marginalization of overweight children in their peer networks: The TRAILS Study. PLoS One. 2017; 12(6):e0178130. de la Haye K, Dijkstra JK, Lubbers MJ, van Rijsewijk L, Stolk R. PMID: 28591210.
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    20. Analytic Strategies for Longitudinal Networks with Missing Data. Soc Networks. 2017 Jul; 50:17-25. de la Haye K, Embree J, Punkay M, Espelage DL, Tucker JS, Green HD. PMID: 28983146.
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    21. Home visitation programs: an untapped opportunity for the delivery of early childhood obesity prevention. Obes Rev. 2017 02; 18(2):149-163. Salvy SJ, de la Haye K, Galama T, Goran MI. PMID: 27911984.
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    22. Whole of Systems Trial of Prevention Strategies for Childhood Obesity: WHO STOPS Childhood Obesity. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 11 16; 13(11). Allender S, Millar L, Hovmand P, Bell C, Moodie M, Carter R, Swinburn B, Strugnell C, Lowe J, de la Haye K, Orellana L, Morgan S. PMID: 27854354.
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    23. Quantifying a Systems Map: Network Analysis of a Childhood Obesity Causal Loop Diagram. PLoS One. 2016; 11(10):e0165459. McGlashan J, Johnstone M, Creighton D, de la Haye K, Allender S. PMID: 27788224.
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    24. Protocol for a randomized controlled trial testing the impact of feedback on familial risk of chronic diseases on family-level intentions to participate in preventive lifestyle behaviors. BMC Public Health. 2016 09 13; 16:965. Wilson CJ, de la Haye K, Coveney J, Hughes DL, Hutchinson A, Miller C, Prichard I, Ward P, Koehly LM. PMID: 27618810.
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    25. The Power of Place: Social Network Characteristics, Perceived Neighborhood Features, and Psychological Distress Among African Americans in the Historic Hill District in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Am J Community Psychol. 2016 09; 58(1-2):60-8. Flórez KR, Ghosh-Dastidar MB, Beckman R, de la Haye K, Duru OK, Abraído-Lanza AF, Dubowitz T. PMID: 27612324.
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    26. Let's Move Together. Health Educ Behav. 2017 02; 44(1):141-152. de Heer HD, de la Haye K, Skapinsky K, Goergen AF, Wilkinson AV, Koehly LM. PMID: 27198532.
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    27. Longitudinal Associations of Homophobic Name-Calling Victimization With Psychological Distress and Alcohol Use During Adolescence. J Adolesc Health. 2016 07; 59(1):110-5. Tucker JS, Ewing BA, Espelage DL, Green HD, de la Haye K, Pollard MS. PMID: 27155959.
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    28. Friendship Network Characteristics Are Associated with Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Early Adolescence. PLoS One. 2015; 10(12):e0145344. Marks J, de la Haye K, Barnett LM, Allender S. PMID: 26709924.
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    29. Befriending Risky Peers: Factors Driving Adolescents' Selection of Friends with Similar Marijuana Use. J Youth Adolesc. 2015 Oct; 44(10):1914-28. de la Haye K, Green HD, Pollard MS, Kennedy DP, Tucker JS. PMID: 25365913.
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    30. A prospective study of marijuana use change and cessation among adolescents. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Nov 01; 144:134-40. Pollard MS, Tucker JS, de la Haye K, Green HD, Kennedy DP. PMID: 25287324.
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    31. Covariance among multiple health risk behaviors in adolescents. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e98141. de la Haye K, D'Amico EJ, Miles JN, Ewing B, Tucker JS. PMID: 24858838.
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    32. Peer influence on marijuana use in different types of friendships. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Jan; 54(1):67-73. Tucker JS, de la Haye K, Kennedy DP, Green HD, Pollard MS. PMID: 24054813.
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    33. Selection and Influence Mechanisms Associated With Marijuana Initiation and Use in Adolescent Friendship Networks. J Res Adolesc. 2013 Sep 01; 23(3). de la Haye K, Green HD, Kennedy DP, Pollard MS, Tucker JS. PMID: 24187477.
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    34. Response to Rice & Rhoades (2013). Addiction. 2013 Sep; 108(9):1626-7. Green HD, Tucker JS, de la Haye K. PMID: 23947733.
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    35. Re: "Are network-based interventions a useful antiobesity strategy?". Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Sep 01; 178(5):837-8. de la Haye K. PMID: 23904346.
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    36. Shared risk: who engages in substance use with American homeless youth? Addiction. 2013 Sep; 108(9):1618-24. Green HD, de la Haye K, Tucker JS, Golinelli D. PMID: 23600596.
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    37. Predictors of parent-child relationships that support physical activity in Mexican-American families. J Behav Med. 2014 Apr; 37(2):234-44. de la Haye K, de Heer HD, Wilkinson AV, Koehly LM. PMID: 23203139.
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    38. Peer influence and selection processes in adolescent smoking behavior: a comparative study. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 Feb; 15(2):534-41. Green HD, Horta M, de la Haye K, Tucker JS, Kennedy DR, Pollard M. PMID: 22944605.
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    39. Neighborhood characteristics and the initiation of marijuana use and binge drinking. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Feb 01; 128(1-2):83-9. Tucker JS, Pollard MS, de la Haye K, Kennedy DP, Green HD. PMID: 22938829.
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    40. Who is Supporting Homeless Youth? Predictors of Support in Personal Networks. J Res Adolesc. 2012 Dec 01; 22(4):604-616. de la Haye K, Green HD, Kennedy DP, Zhou A, Golinelli D, Wenzel SL, Tucker JS. PMID: 23204810.
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    41. Influence of peers and friends on children's and adolescents' eating and activity behaviors. Physiol Behav. 2012 Jun 06; 106(3):369-78. Salvy SJ, de la Haye K, Bowker JC, Hermans RC. PMID: 22480733.
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    42. How physical activity shapes, and is shaped by, adolescent friendships. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Sep; 73(5):719-28. de la Haye K, Robins G, Mohr P, Wilson C. PMID: 21802807.
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    43. Homophily and contagion as explanations for weight similarities among adolescent friends. J Adolesc Health. 2011 Oct; 49(4):421-7. de la Haye K, Robins G, Mohr P, Wilson C. PMID: 21939874.
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