Skip to content

Randy Kearns

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • 20PublicationsNumber of items in Randy's My Publications folder on Mendeley.


Proven leader ranging from small groups of volunteers to 500 employees. Successful record of small and large scale (up to) $18mil+ annual P/L responsibilities to include strategic planning and marketing skills. Possesses extensive experience with rapidly expanding and changing services including both internal growth and external contracting depending upon the needs and the objectives of the project(s). Wide-ranging experience providing public presentations and an accomplished public speaker. An analytical thinker, decisive, with creative problem solving skills. Directly involved in more than a dozen federally declared disasters, service career includes being a responder to more than 10,000 medical, rescue and fire calls for service, an excellent blend of experience and education. Specialties: Disaster operations, healthcare administration, education, emergency services preparedness and response, mergers, program consolidation, and public presentations. For PubMed published works, click here: For Scopus listed publications, click here: ORCID profile information, click here: ResearchGate profile information, click here:

Recent publications

  • The 2012 derecho: emergency medical services and hospital response.

    • Kearns R
    • Wigal M
    • Fernandez A
    • et al.
  • Burn disaster preparedness and the southern region of the United States

    • Kearns R
    • Holmes J
    • Cairns B

Professional experience

Clinical Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

October 2007 - August 2014(7 years)


Doctor of Healthcare Administration

Medical University of South Carolina

August 2004 - November 2011(7 years)

Master of Science in Administration

Central Michigan University

January 2002 - July 2004(3 years)