William A. Aldridge II
William A. Aldridge II, PhD, is a senior implementation specialist and a founding member of the leadership team for The Impact Center at FPG. He is also adjunct assistant professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health; board member and chair of the Practitioner Network of Expertise at the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration; Steering Committee member of The Coalition for the Promotion of Behavioral Health. Will's work includes active implementation support and evaluation research on the implementation and scale-up of evidence-based prevention/well-being 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 (NIRN) 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 and Family Research Center. 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 well-being.
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.