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 & an Advanced Implementation Specialist. He is also on the Board of Directors of the National Prevention Science Coalition and Affiliate Faculty & Implementation Science Strategist at Penn State's Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center. Will's work includes intensive technical assistance and evaluation research on the active implementation and scale-up of evidence-based prevention/wellbeing strategies in communities and state, regional, and national service systems. Will is currently Principal Investigator on the Implementation Capacity for Triple P projects and provides active implementation support for the California child welfare system's Core 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 (SISEP) 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 (APA), the Society for Prevention Research (SPR), the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC), and the Global Implementation Society (GIS).

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