Theresa (Terri) Bramel has worked in Alaska Tribal Health since 1996, first as an itinerant provider for Chugachmiut in the lower Cook Inlet and since 2002, as a Physician Assistant/educator for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium providing clinical care for HIV + patients at the Early Intervention Services Clinic at Alaska Native Medical Center and at the Interior Community Health Center.
As a faculty of the Mountain West AETC (AIDS Education and Training Center), Terri sees medical providers in Alaska who follow HIV testing recommendations and those who do not. Terri emphasizes HIV screening at every appropriate opportunity and especially repeat STI patients.
Terri has been a speaker in national and Alaska HIV clinical conferences. Terri developed the first HIV and STD training curriculum for village Community Health Aides in the country. Terri has served on the AETC (AIDS Education and Training Center) Testing Initiative and serves on the Rural Health Committee and the AETC, studying barriers to care, especially HIV related stigma. Terri was recognized as the Alaska PA of the Year in 2016 by the AK Academy of PAs.
Terri is board certified as an American Academy of HIV Medicine Specialist (AAHIVS), since 2008.