Epidemiologist Travel Memoir Fighting Infectious Diseases – New Book Released

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Renowned author and epidemiologist Cornelia Davis MD is releasing her new memoir, ‘Risking is Better than Regretting: Live Without Regrets’ to share her stories of fighting infectious disease.

Medical consultant Cornelia Davis, MD, is releasing her new memoir ‘Risking is Better than Regretting: Live Without Regrets’, a collection of her travel accounts extracted from the challenges and adventures she has confronted in life.

More information is available at https://corneliaedavismd.com.

The memoir is being released on April 22, 2021, and covers stories from the 97 countries she has traveled to and worked in as an epidemiologist.

Cornelia Davis is a renowned author and consultant. Her specialty is epidemiology, the study of the distribution and determinants of disease. Connie has worked on infectious diseases such as smallpox, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, yellow fever, and meningitis across countries in Africa and Asia. Her travels have taken her around the world and she has written her new memoir to share these stories.

In the memoir, Cornelia shares episodes and stories from her life, and reveals the importance of being open to opportunities and how that led her along this path. The book encourages readers to develop and trust their intuition, to put themselves out there, move out of their comfort zone and be open to new people to experience new adventures.

She acknowledges the importance of weighing the risks and consequences, inspiring readers to take calculated risks and reflect on the three C’s: Choice, Chance, and Change.

Connie has written two other best-selling books. The first, ‘Searching for Sitala Mata’, is an account of her work helping to eradicate smallpox in India after being hired by the World Health Organization. She battled entrenched sexism and taboos, smugglers, and Everest to help eradicate the disease throughout the country.

The second, ‘Three Years in Ethiopia: How a Civil War and Epidemics Lead Me to My Daughter’, tells her account of working in a war-stricken Ethiopia, and how that brutal conflict eventually led her to motherhood.

Connie was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and was one of the first black women admitted to the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine in 1968. She earned her Masters of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and spent the next 30 years battling disease outbreaks.

A satisfied reader of her previous books said: “a very entertaining account of fieldwork with many cultural and technical insights. A must-read for anyone interested in India and in international public health.”

Interested readers can find out more about Cornelia’s new book and place an order at https://corneliaedavismd.com.