William A. Aldridge II, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Director, The Impact Center
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
Senior Implementation Specialist
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute


William A. Aldridge II, PhD, is director of The Impact Center at FPG and senior implementation specialist. He is also adjunct assistant professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health; Steering Committee member of The Coalition for the Promotion of Behavioral Health; and affiliate faculty and 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/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.


  • BA, Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002
  • MA, Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006
  • PhD, Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009