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Ann-Gel S. Palermo is the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in Biomedical Education for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Chief Program Officer for the Office for Diversity and Inclusion of the Mount Sinai Health System. Ann-Gel is also the Associate Director of the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, the diversity center of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Ann-Gel also holds faculty appointment as an Associate Professor in Medical Education and Pediatrics. Ann-Gel co-founded the nonprofit Harlem Community & Academic Partnership, Inc. in 1999, and the East Harlem Emergency Preparedness Collaborative in 2013, both of which utilize a community-driven and action-oriented approach to community-identified issues. Ann-Gel has spent her career working at the intersection of public health and medical education with a principal focus on community-based public health training and education, community-based research and advocacy, diversity affairs and medical education, and healthcare workforce diversity. Ann-Gel earned her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 1999 and a Doctorate of Public Health at the City University of New York Graduate Center School of Public Health in 2012. Ann-Gel is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.