Ann-Gel Palermo, DrPH, Appointed Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in Biomedical Education
Friday, August 12, 2016
Posted by: Julie Briggs
We are pleased to share the appointment of Ann-Gel S. Palermo, DrPH, as Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in Biomedical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS). Dr. Palermo has played a prominent role in promoting and supporting diversity at ISMMS for many years, and this promotion marks an expansion in her responsibilities and visibility.
As Associate Dean, Dr. Palermo will be a key member of the leadership team that is advancing and integrating the mission of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) in the Mount Sinai Health System, and the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA) in the School. Working closely with the MD program, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and Continuing Medical Education, Dr. Palermo will be involved in development and implementation of strategic planning in education; faculty development; recruitment, admissions, and retention; curriculum development for students and trainees; scholarly projects; and education policies and procedures.
Dr. Palermo joined the Mount Sinai community in 1999. She has been Associate Director of CMCA since 2004, a faculty member since 2007, and Chief Program Officer of ODI since 2014. Dr. Palermo has dedicated her School efforts to the intersection of public health and medical education, with a principal focus on public health training and education, community-based research and advocacy, diversity affairs and medical education, and health care workforce diversity. She has developed curricula addressing cultural competency, race and health, unconscious bias, and LGBT health in medical education; advanced diversity and inclusion in student and curricular affairs policies; and served as the faculty adviser to many student-led organizations and affinity groups focused on community engagement, service and advocacy. In her Health System role, Dr. Palermo has been instrumental in developing programs aimed at improving patient outcomes and increasing employee satisfaction.
Dr. Palermo is an Assistant Professor of Medical Education and Pediatrics at ISMMS. She earned a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan in 1999 and a Doctorate of Public Health from the City University of New York in 2012.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Palermo on her new role as Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in Biomedical Education.