William A. Aldridge II

William A. Aldridge II
William A. Aldridge II
Advanced Implementation Specialist
Bypass, Room 332
Campus Box 8180
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8180

William A. Aldridge II, PhD, is Director of The Impact Center at FPG & Advanced Implementation Specialist. He is also Adjunct Assistant Professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health; Board member of the National Prevention Science Coalition; Steering Committee member of the Coalition for the Promotion of Behavioral Health; and Affiliate Faculty & Implementation Science Strategist at Penn State's Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center. Will's work includes active implementation support and evaluation research on the implementation and scale-up of evidence-based prevention/wellbeing strategies in communities and state, regional, and national service systems. He is currently Principal Investigator on the Implementation Capacity for Triple P projects.


Will previously provided active implementation support for the California child welfare system's Core Practice Model and CAPP practice model. Between 2012 and 2015, Will was a member of the National Implementation Research Network at FPG. His work at NIRN included involvement with the State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices Center, the Global Implementation Initiative, and the Permanency Innovations Initiative - Training & Technical Assistance Project. Before joining FPG, Will was a Center Scientist at the University of South Carolina’s Parenting & Family Research Center, where he continues to associate as a Collaborating Scientist. From 2009-2012, Will was a member of the Promise Neighborhoods Research Consortium, an NIH-funded national consortium of prevention scientists that collectively assisted high-poverty neighborhoods translate existing knowledge into widespread, multiple improvements in community wellbeing.

Will received his PhD in clinical psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009. He is a Licensed Psychologist (#4504) in the State of North Carolina and is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Prevention Research, and the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration.

Academic Affiliation: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Areas of Expertise:
Evidence-Based Practices
Implementation Science
Social-Emotional and Behavioral Interventions
Systems Change
Technical Assistance
Community-Wide Intervention
• PhD, Psychology (Clinical), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• MA, Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• BA, Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill