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Ann-Gel S. Palermo, MPH, DrPH, is the current chief of DEI officer in education and research of the Mount Sinai Health System and senior associate dean for DEI at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Prior to these roles, she served in various other leadership capacities focused on DEI at both Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Health System. 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 educational experience and develop and deliver 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 which utilize a community-driven and action-oriented approach to community-identified issues. Ann-Gel earned her MPH from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a Doctor 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.