Alicia Locker is an associate physical scientist at the RAND Corporation. Her interests include health and mental health in active military service members and veteran populations, retention and resiliency in service members, military family and caregiver support, social isolation and loneliness, substance use in adolescents, and substance abuse preventions programs. During her post-doctoral work at the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety/Centers for Disease Control, Locker worked to examine potential causes of and treatments for Gulf War Illness in veterans. Most recently she investigated pathways associated with cognitive symptoms of mental disorders (e.g., schizophrenia) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Locker enjoys interdisciplinary work and using quantitative data analyses to answer new and relevant societal issues. Locker earned her Ph.D. at Pennsylvania State University investigating nicotine and alcohol use in adolescent females.