Dr. Kayla De La Haye

Dr. de la Haye works to address key public health issues by integrating behavioral science, network science, and systems science. Her work focuses on family and community social networks and the environments in which people live, to promote healthy eating and food security, and to prevent diet-related disease and health disparities. Her research also explores the role of social networks in how families, teams, and coalitions solve complex problems and address health risks. Dr. de la Haye has been awarded research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Army Research Office. She serves on the Executive Committee of the International Network of Social Network Analysis (INSNA), and in 2018, she received the INSNA Freeman Award for significant contributions to the study of social structure. She previously worked as an Associate Behavioral/Social Scientist at the RAND Corporation, and she holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Adelaide, Australia.