Kayla de la Haye is an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California.



Her work combines psychology, network and systems science, and health promotion, to answer questions such as:

How do our day-to-day social connections influence our health and what we eat?

Why is social isolation so bad for our health?

How can public health programs help to create supportive social contexts, that help us to create healthy habits?

How do groups, like families and communities, solve complex problems (like health issues) together?





USC Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research (IPR)

USC Center for Applied Network Analysis (CANA)

USC Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute
Affiliate Faculty

USC mHealth Collaboratory
Affiliate Faculty 

USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society
Affiliate Faculty

International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA)
Member, Board of Directors



Students & Trainees


Jennifer Labrecque, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

Brooke Bell
PhD Candidate

Jennifer Marks, PhD
PhD Candiate (2016)