Moorhead is a parasitologist and associate professor at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. He received the DVM degree from North Carolina State University, followed by an MS in veterinary parasitology from Purdue University. He then received his PhD from Cornell University. Moorhead’s main research interests are the role of host-specific cues in development of filarial worms and heartworm treatment. He became a Diplomate of ACVM (Parasitology) in 2015. He has also been an at-large member of the executive board of the American Heartworm Society since 2016. He is currently the Symposium Chair for the 2025 symposium. He is also vice president of the American Association of Parasitologists.