Aaron has more than 17 years of experience providing training and technical assistance in the field of behavioral health services, with an emphasis on substance use treatment and prevention, workforce development, and the implementation of evidence-based-practices in clinical settings. Mr. Williams has written and contributed to numerous articles and reports on: drugs of abuse, primary care and substance abuse integration, SBIRT, mental health and primary care integration, workforce development of behavioral health providers, and the implementation of medication assistant treatment services.
In recent years, Mr. Williams has managed several projects related to the adoption of medication assisted treatment services in health centers. These projects include Project ECHO style Learning Collaboratives in which federally funded community health centers from across the county participate in virtual learning community sessions focused on increasing health centers use of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence.
Additionally, Mr. Williams has developed tools, resources, and provided subject matter expertise on substance use topics for diverse stakeholders including federal grantees, rural health providers, federal program staff, and other community stakeholders.
Mr. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Morehouse College and a master’s degree in psychology from The Catholic University of America.
•National Council Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee (Co-Chair)
•American Psychological Association: Division 50 Society of Addiction Psychology
•American Psychological Association: Division 28 Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse
•Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA)