About the Addiction Research Foundation

The Addiction Research Foundation is led by Pam and Steve Moore, co-founders of The Moore Institute, Inc., a clinical practice that is devoted to helping individuals and families affected by Drug addiction.

The Moores are supported by research partner, NOVA Research Company (Silver Spring, Maryland). The Foundation is also supported by their Clinical Advisory Committee. The Committee, made up of experts in the field of addiction medicine, advises the Foundation regarding current and future clinical research activities. The Foundation’s legal counsel is Kim Davidson, JD.

Foundation Staff

Steve Moore
Steve MooreLCSW, PIP
Steve Co-founded both the Moore Institute and the Addiction Research Foundation along with his wife and partner, Pam Moore. He received a Masters of Social Work with honors from the University of Alabama. Since that time he has trained extensively in both addiction and relationship therapies. He is a principal therapist at The Moore Institute and is interested in all aspects of relationship and addiction. Steve uses a highly individualized approach to therapy which utilizes complementary methodologies and techniques which he has developed through his years of practice. His approach to therapy is based on his multi-modal process, which is a strengths and collaborative methodology. Steve believes that you can experience a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Steve is a sought Public Speaker throughout the country for his expertise on addiction and relationship issues. 
Pam Moore
Pam MooreLCSW, PIP
Pam received her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Alabama. Pam co-founded both the Moore Institute and the Addiction Research Foundation along with her husband and partner, Steve Moore. Her major interests are in addiction disorders, co-dependency, trauma and mood disorders. Pam works with individuals couples and families. She is an intuitive, interactive solution focused therapist. She integrates complimentary methodologies and techniques so she can offer a highly personalized approach to each of her clients with compassion and understanding. She works with clients to help them build of their strengths. Pam developed The Method, which is featured in her book Unhook and Live Free, while working through her own personal struggles. Pam teaches The Method both in personal individual sessions and in Unhook workshops that are offered throughout the year. Pam also authored a mediative journal titled Inward to the Kingdom, a Six Week Journey

Clinical Advisory Committee

Jill Billions
Jill BillionsMD
Jill Billions is board certified in Addiction Medicine. Previously, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Her clinical interests span the entire scope of drug dependencies including alcohol, opiates, marijuana, stimulants, sedative-hypnotics, inhalants, cocaine, and “club drugs.” Her special areas of interest are spirituality in the recovery process, addiction in the health care provider, and women’s issues in addiction.
Marc Feldman
Marc FeldmanMD
Marc Feldman is a clinical professor of psychiatry and adjunct professor of psychology at The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Board-certified in psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine, he is an internationally known expert in factitious disorder, Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen by proxy, and malingering. Dr. Feldman is author of 100 peer-reviewed articles published in the professional literature, and his work has been the subject of stories in more than 200 magazines and newspapers.
Sandra Frazier
Sandra FrazierMD
Sandra Frazier is an associate professor and the assistant dean of professional development in the Department of Medical Education, The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Specializing in addiction medicine, her interests focus on mental, emotional, and behavioral issues in MDs, PhDs, residents, medical students, and PhD students. Dr. Frazier graduated from The University of Mississippi School of Medicine, where she also completed her internship, residency, and fellowship.
Laura Wright
Laura WrightPhD, MNA, CRNA
Laura Wright is associate professor and director of the nurse anesthesia program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. A certified registered nurse anesthetist, she is a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist (AANA) Peer Assistance Advisor Committee. As a member, she is the region 7 advisor for state peer advisors and the State Peer Advisor for Alabama, advocating for AANA members and the public on issues regarding practitioner well-being as it pertains to nurse anesthetists’ and students’ risk for drug use, abuse, dependency, and addiction.
Mark LaGory
Mark LaGoryPhD
Mark LaGory is professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and senior scientist at the Center for the Study of Community Health. He is an urban sociologist whose primary interest is the consequences of residential environments and social capital for individual and community well-being. His current research explores the role of social capital and individual psychological resources in mediating stressful environmental circumstances such as poverty and homelessness.
Chebon Porter
Chebon PorterPhD
Chebon Porter is director of clinical training at the Birmingham VA Medical Center Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center and assistant professor in psychology, psychiatry, and behavioral neurobiology at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of adolescent and adult males who present with myriad issues, including problems related to stress management, anxiety, depression, anger, addiction, grief/bereavement, trauma, and phase of life.
Nicole Siegfried
Nicole SiegfriedPhD
Nicole Siegfried is clinical director at Castlewood at The Highlands Treatment Center for Eating Disorders and adjunct assistant professor at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified eating disorder specialist. Previous positions include clinical director for a national treatment center for eating disorders and associate professor of psychology at Samford University. An international presenter in the field of eating disorders and suicidality, Dr. Siegfried is a member of Academy of Eating Disorders and co-chair of the Academy’s suicide special interest group.
Timothy Stone
Timothy StoneMD
Timothy Stone is medical director of the Alabama Department of Mental Health. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biochemistry from The University of Alabama and a medical degree from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Stone is board certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has extensive experience in community-based and inpatient services for individuals with mental illnesses, substance use disorders, and intellectual disabilities.
Michael Wilkerson
Michael WilkersonMD
Michael Wilkerson is medical director of The Healthcare Professionals Program at Bradford Health Services in Warrior, Alabama. He previously served as the medical director of Talbott Recovery Campus in Atlanta, Georgia and medical director of the North Carolina Physician’s Health Care Program in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is board certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine. His specialty is working with healthcare professionals with substance abuse/dependency issues. During the last eleven years he has worked with approximately 2500 healthcare professionals with chemical dependency issues.