Kayla de la Haye

Kayla de la Haye, PhD

Co-Director, Research Development


As Co-Director of the Research Development core, Dr. de la Haye supports efforts to apply principles of team science to foster and support multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral teams in the conduct of impactful clinical and translational research. Drawing on her expertise in the network science of teams, and network-based approaches to public health, she helps to develop tools and best practices for conducting and evaluating team science. She works with the Research Development core to implement strategies and training programs that will support the assembly, launch, and sustainability of research teams. She also leads efforts to evaluate the programs and policies that support effective team science, including the development and validation of tools to monitor and evaluate team process, networks, and performance. 

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Professional Background

Dr. de la Haye is an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), where she co-directs the USC Center for Applied Network Analysis. She works to promote health and prevent disease by applying social network analysis and systems science. Her research, funded by the NIH, the NSF, and the DoD, targets family and community social networks to promote healthy eating and prevent childhood obesity. She also studies the role of social networks and systems in group problem solving in families, teams, and coalitions. 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 holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Adelaide, Australia.


Dr. de la Haye enjoys travelling to old homes and new places; seeing live music; cooking, and then eating with others; snowboarding in beautiful mountains with fresh snow; yoga; long dog walks with audio-books

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.