Get Inspired To Take Risks – Read This Self-Help Memoir By Famous Epidemiologist

May 4, 2022

Feel like you’re stuck in a rut and you don’t know where to go? Get inspired with the latest memoir from renowned epidemiologist Dr. Cornelia E. Davis!

Get Inspired To Take Risks - Read This Self-Help Memoir By Famous Epidemiologist

Risking is Better Than Regretting is the book you need to get out of that funk and start living again.

In this book, Connie looks back on her life and shares stories from her past, asking herself “did I make a difference?”. She hopes to inspire people to take calculated risks and live life to the full.

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The new book talks about her 35 years of work across twenty countries in Africa and Asia. Dr. Davis shares her exploits in the medical field of epidemiology, the science of disease outbreaks.

Connie’s career kicked off after being hired by the World Health Organization to work in the Smallpox Eradication Program in India in 1975. Smallpox is an ancient virus that caused a variety of symptoms including a characteristic rash and pustules, leading to death in 30% of cases. Owing to work such as Dr. Davis’, smallpox was declared officially eradicated in 1979.

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In Risking is Better Than Regretting, Connie reveals that the secret to her success was maintaining an open mind towards all opportunities that arose and going wherever they led her.

Her memoir was written to encourage you to do the same, giving you the chance to reflect on your life and take calculated risks by weighing the consequences. Dr. Davis hopes to inspire you to live with purpose while focusing on the things and people that increase your sense of self-worth.

Throughout her career, Dr. Davis went on to work in Ethiopia to help the African Ministry of Health prevent and control meningococcal meningitis. She was employed by various United Nations agencies and U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) where she spent the next 30 years battling disease outbreaks such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and yellow fever.

Her other books include Searching for Sitala Mata: Eradicating Smallpox in India where she documents her time there, and Three Years in Ethiopia which tells the story of how civil war and an epidemic led her to her daughter, a three-month-old infant found on the steps of a cathedral. You can purchase her books at and

Connie attended Gonzaga University and was one of the first black women admitted to the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine where she graduated in 1972. After finishing a pediatric residency, she earned her Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

A reader of her latest book said, “I highly recommend this wonderful book to readers who love to travel and seek personal growth as a result.”

If you’re finding yourself thinking “I weep for humanity,” Dr. Connie’s newest book will provide you with laughs, cries, and hope for the future of our species.

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