Vicki A. Lancaster is a senior research scientist in the Social Decision and Analytics Laboratory at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech. In her career she has worked with scientists across diverse disciplines; geneticists, chemists, biologists, medical doctors, veterinarians, epidemiologists, demographers, and environmentalists, along with many others. Working with scientists in these various disciplines has provided her with the opportunity to apply statistical logic and methodologies to many high-profile investigations. She worked with entomologists and geneticists to construct statistical models based on morphological characteristics that are used to classify Africanized Apis mellifera scutellata and European Apis mellifera honeybees. She worked on public health issues such as the removal from the market of a food additive drug that was the source of inorganic arsenic in animal tissue and the development of a detection system for biological contaminants in our nation’s water supply. Both cases involved constructing novel experimental designs and data analysis methods. In the environmental area, she has used simulation and modeling to help researchers identify the location of unexploded ordnances (UXO) at formerly used defense sites. These UXO posed a risk to both the public and landowners. After UXO characterization and remediation, she employed probability theory to estimate the effectiveness of UXO clearance. This work involved using GIS coordinates to merge large archived data sets with magnetometer survey results.