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Kayla de la Haye, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor of Preventive Medicine
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentPreventive Medicine
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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    Kayla de la Haye is an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California, and specializes in applying social network analysis and systems science to health promotion and disease prevention. She has examined the spread of obesity in social networks, and produced innovative findings that peer network effects on obesity-related behaviors are important mechanisms underpinning this phenomenon. She is involved in several projects that explore how social systems influence health behaviors (diet, physical activity, substance use) in youth and families, and is working to develop interventions that enhance social networks to increase healthy behaviors and reduce disease among at-risk populations. Dr. de la Haye's is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Network of Social Network Analysis (INSNA), and is a consulting editor for Connections (the official journal of INSNA). She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Adelaide in Australia.


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    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. Marks J, de la Haye K, Barnett LM, Allender S. Personal Network Characteristics as Predictors of Change in Obesity Risk Behaviors in Early Adolescence. J Res Adolesc. 2018 May 17. PMID: 29770516.
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    2. Pollard MS, Tucker JS, Green HD, de la Haye K, Espelage DL. Adolescent peer networks and the moderating role of depressive symptoms on developmental trajectories of cannabis use. Addict Behav. 2018 Jan; 76:34-40. PMID: 28738220.
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    3. de la Haye K, Dijkstra JK, Lubbers MJ, van Rijsewijk L, Stolk R. 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. PMID: 28591210.
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    4. de la Haye K, Embree J, Punkay M, Espelage DL, Tucker JS, Green HD. Analytic Strategies for Longitudinal Networks with Missing Data. Soc Networks. 2017 Jul; 50:17-25. PMID: 28983146.
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    5. Salvy SJ, de la Haye K, Galama T, Goran MI. Home visitation programs: an untapped opportunity for the delivery of early childhood obesity prevention. Obes Rev. 2017 02; 18(2):149-163. PMID: 27911984.
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    6. 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. 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). PMID: 27854354.
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    7. McGlashan J, Johnstone M, Creighton D, de la Haye K, Allender S. Quantifying a Systems Map: Network Analysis of a Childhood Obesity Causal Loop Diagram. PLoS One. 2016; 11(10):e0165459. PMID: 27788224.
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    8. Wilson CJ, de la Haye K, Coveney J, Hughes DL, Hutchinson A, Miller C, Prichard I, Ward P, Koehly LM. 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. PMID: 27618810; PMCID: PMC5020523.
    9. Flórez KR, Ghosh-Dastidar MB, Beckman R, de la Haye K, Duru OK, Abraído-Lanza AF, Dubowitz T. 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. PMID: 27612324.
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    10. de Heer HD, de la Haye K, Skapinsky K, Goergen AF, Wilkinson AV, Koehly LM. Let's Move Together. Health Educ Behav. 2017 Feb; 44(1):141-152. PMID: 27198532.
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    11. Tucker JS, Ewing BA, Espelage DL, Green HD, de la Haye K, Pollard MS. Longitudinal Associations of Homophobic Name-Calling Victimization With Psychological Distress and Alcohol Use During Adolescence. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Jul; 59(1):110-5. PMID: 27155959; PMCID: PMC4920732 [Available on 07/01/17].
    12. Marks J, de la Haye K, Barnett LM, Allender S. Friendship Network Characteristics Are Associated with Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Early Adolescence. PLoS One. 2015; 10(12):e0145344. PMID: 26709924.
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    13. de la Haye K, Green HD, Pollard MS, Kennedy DP, Tucker JS. Befriending Risky Peers: Factors Driving Adolescents' Selection of Friends with Similar Marijuana Use. J Youth Adolesc. 2015 Oct; 44(10):1914-28. PMID: 25365913; PMCID: PMC4418957 [Available on 10/01/16].
    14. Pollard MS, Tucker JS, de la Haye K, Green HD, Kennedy DP. A prospective study of marijuana use change and cessation among adolescents. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Nov 01; 144:134-40. PMID: 25287324; PMCID: PMC4252517.
    15. de la Haye K, D'Amico EJ, Miles JN, Ewing B, Tucker JS. Covariance among multiple health risk behaviors in adolescents. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e98141. PMID: 24858838; PMCID: PMC4032285.
    16. Tucker JS, de la Haye K, Kennedy DP, Green HD, Pollard MS. Peer influence on marijuana use in different types of friendships. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Jan; 54(1):67-73. PMID: 24054813.
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    17. Green HD, Tucker JS, de la Haye K. Response to Rice & Rhoades (2013). Addiction. 2013 Sep; 108(9):1626-7. PMID: 23947733.
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    18. de la Haye K, Green HD, Kennedy DP, Pollard MS, Tucker JS. Selection and Influence Mechanisms Associated With Marijuana Initiation and Use in Adolescent Friendship Networks. J Res Adolesc. 2013 Sep 01; 23(3). PMID: 24187477.
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    19. de la Haye K. Re: "Are network-based interventions a useful antiobesity strategy?". Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Sep 01; 178(5):837-8. PMID: 23904346.
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    20. Green HD, de la Haye K, Tucker JS, Golinelli D. Shared risk: who engages in substance use with American homeless youth? Addiction. 2013 Sep; 108(9):1618-24. PMID: 23600596; PMCID: PMC3742579.
    21. de la Haye K, de Heer HD, Wilkinson AV, Koehly LM. Predictors of parent-child relationships that support physical activity in Mexican-American families. J Behav Med. 2014 Apr; 37(2):234-44. PMID: 23203139; PMCID: PMC4748387.
    22. Green HD, Horta M, de la Haye K, Tucker JS, Kennedy DR, Pollard M. Peer influence and selection processes in adolescent smoking behavior: a comparative study. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 Feb; 15(2):534-41. PMID: 22944605; PMCID: PMC3612003.
    23. Tucker JS, Pollard MS, de la Haye K, Kennedy DP, Green HD. Neighborhood characteristics and the initiation of marijuana use and binge drinking. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Feb 01; 128(1-2):83-9. PMID: 22938829; PMCID: PMC3521064.
    24. de la Haye K, Green HD, Kennedy DP, Zhou A, Golinelli D, Wenzel SL, Tucker JS. Who is Supporting Homeless Youth? Predictors of Support in Personal Networks. J Res Adolesc. 2012 Dec 01; 22(4):604-616. PMID: 23204810.
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    25. Salvy SJ, de la Haye K, Bowker JC, Hermans RC. Influence of peers and friends on children's and adolescents' eating and activity behaviors. Physiol Behav. 2012 Jun 06; 106(3):369-78. PMID: 22480733; PMCID: PMC3372499.
    26. de la Haye K, Robins G, Mohr P, Wilson C. How physical activity shapes, and is shaped by, adolescent friendships. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Sep; 73(5):719-28. PMID: 21802807.
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    27. de la Haye K, Robins G, Mohr P, Wilson C. Homophily and contagion as explanations for weight similarities among adolescent friends. J Adolesc Health. 2011 Oct; 49(4):421-7. PMID: 21939874.
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