Harold G. Koenig, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor of Medicine
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Campus mail Box 3400 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-6633
Email address harold.koenig@duke.edu

My primary research is focused on studying the effects of religion and spirituality on health. I am founding Co-Director of Duke’s Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health.

For a complete bio and CV, go to the following website: https://spiritualityandhealth.duke.edu/index.php/harold-g-koenig-m-d

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine, 1982

Publications

Babamohamadi, Hassan, Nemat Sotodehasl, Harold G. Koenig, Faten Al Zaben, Changiz Jahani, and Raheb Ghorbani. “The Effect of Holy Qur'an Recitation on Depressive Symptoms in Hemodialysis Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” J Relig Health 56, no. 1 (February 2017): 345–54. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-016-0281-0.

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27393704
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Koenig, Harold G., Nathan A. Boucher, Rev John P. Oliver, Nagy Youssef, Scott R. Mooney, Joseph M. Currier, and Michelle Pearce. “Rationale for Spiritually Oriented Cognitive Processing Therapy for Moral Injury in Active Duty Military and Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.” J Nerv Ment Dis 205, no. 2 (February 2017): 147–53. https://doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0000000000000554.

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28129259
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Koenig, Harold G., Kathleen Perno, and Ted Hamilton. “Integrating Spirituality Into Outpatient Practice in the Adventist Health System.” Southern Medical Journal 110, no. 1 (January 2017): 1–7. https://doi.org/10.14423/smj.0000000000000589.

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28052165
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Koenig, Harold G., Kathleen Perno, and Ted Hamilton. “Effects of a 12-month educational intervention on outpatient clinicians' attitudes and behaviors concerning spiritual practices with patients.” Adv Med Educ Pract 8 (2017): 129–39. https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S125352.

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28210172
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Dobrowolska, Beata, Krzysztof Jurek, Anna B. Pilewska-Kozak, Jakub Pawlikowski, Mariola Drozd, and Harold Koenig. “Validation of the Polish version of the Duke University Religion Index (PolDUREL).” Pol Arch Med Wewn 126, no. 12 (December 22, 2016): 1005–8. https://doi.org/10.20452/pamw.3721.

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28009998
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Saffari, Mohsen, Ghader Ghanizadeh, Rasoul Fattahipour, Kazem Khalaji, Amir H. Pakpour, and Harold G. Koenig. “Effect of the Intelligent Health Messenger Box on health care professionals' knowledge, attitudes, and practice related to hand hygiene and hand bacteria counts.” Am J Infect Control 44, no. 12 (December 1, 2016): e283–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2016.09.011.

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27908438
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Saffari, Mohsen, Amir H. Pakpour, Seyed Fattah Mortazavi, and Harold G. Koenig. “Psychometric characteristics of the Muslim Religiosity Scale in Iranian patients with cancer.” Palliat Support Care 14, no. 6 (December 2016): 612–20. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1478951516000237.

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27094931
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Koenig, Harold G., Michelle J. Pearce, Bruce Nelson, and Alaattin Erkanli. “Effects on Daily Spiritual Experiences of Religious Versus Conventional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression.” J Relig Health 55, no. 5 (October 2016): 1763–77. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-016-0270-3.

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27305903
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