Pratt Institute | News | The Transformers: Goulda Downer (B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics ’84)
Posted Thursday, June 08, 2017 – 11:35 AM
Across industries, Pratt alumni have been influential in reimagining and reshaping the way we live, responding to the challenges, needs, and questions of their times. Part three of six from Prattfolio’s feature on Pratt alumni leading the way in a changing world highlights Goulda Downer (B.S. Nutrition and Dietetics ’84): HIV/AIDS Vanguard.
When nutrition scientist and public health educator Goulda Downer met with her first HIV patient in the late 1980s, the disease was deadly. Not only was malnutrition—then Downer’s primary area of expertise—contributing to mortality, but the stigma of …