Loughborough University Scholar Award, Loughborough University - Industrial Engineering
Kermit is the Immediate-President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). He became a Fellow of HFES in 2013 and American industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) in 2019. His research has gained national and international recognition by receiving prestigious awards including: the Volvo Award in Low Back Pain Research in Biomechanical Studies for the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (2002), the Alice Hamilton Award in Human Services (2003), the Liberty Mutual Prize for the International Ergonomic Society (2003) and the Bernice Owen Award of Research in Safe Patient Handling (2018). Kermit is the graduate program director of the Environmental and Occupational Hygiene and Occupational Safety and Ergonomics programs at the University of Cincinnati. His research has concentrated on the reducing ergonomic stressors of healthcare workers and patients in healthcare settings (e.g. hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health care).