- NIDA Postdoctoral Fellow. University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center
- Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Kalamazoo College
- Former Fellow, Research Education Institute for Diverse Scholars (REIDS)
Kyla Day, Ph.D. is a NIDA Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan Substance Abuse Research Center (UMSARC). Dr. Day's research integrates sexual socialization and sexual health into a broad framework addressing disparities in sexual outcomes. Her work at the UMSARC has expanded to include the area of substance use and sexuality, where she investigates the role of socio-cultural constructs and romantic relationships in substance use and sexual health behavior. Kyla joins mentor and REIDS Director Dr. Merrill Singer to develop a community-based research project seeking to understand factors influencing the intersection of gender and power in the initiation and development of African American romantic relationships, and to identify the predictive nature of romantic and sexual relationships in substance and sexual risk-taking.