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Ann-Gel S. Palermo is the Chief Program Officer of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) of the Mount Sinai Health System and the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in Biomedical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Ann-Gel has developed a career portfolio that reflects the intersection among diversity affairs, medical education, and community-based public health practice and research. Ann-Gel’s work aims to foster a holistic and equitable medical education experience and developing and delivering an innovative portfolio of programming and initiatives to promote a diverse and inclusive learning and work environment in the School of Medicine and in the health system. Ann-Gel co-founded the nonprofit Harlem Community & Academic Partnership, Inc. in 1999, the East Harlem Emergency Preparedness Collaborative in 2013, most recently the East Harlem COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disasters), all of utilize a community-driven and action-oriented approach to community-identified issues. Ann-Gel earned her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a Doctorate of Public Health at the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. Ann-Gel is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.