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


Dew, Rachel E., Bernard Fuemmeler, and Harold G. Koenig. “Trajectories of Religious Change From Adolescence to Adulthood, and Demographic, Environmental, and Psychiatric Correlates.” J Nerv Ment Dis 208, no. 6 (June 2020): 466–75. https://doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0000000000001154.

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Wu, Yanxiao, Wenqing Ding, Zhizhong Wang, Harold G. Koenig, and Saad Al Shohaib. “The relationship between parental religiosity and school age children's dietary behavior in Ningxia Province, China: A cross-sectional study.” Indian J Public Health 64, no. 2 (April 2020): 154–60. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijph.IJPH_128_19.

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Sanaeinasab, Hormoz, Mohsen Saffari, Mohammad-Ali Dashtaki, Amir H. Pakpour, Aliakbar Karimi Zarchi, Keisha-Gaye N. O’Garo, and Harold G. Koenig. “A Theory of Planned Behavior-Based Program to Increase Physical Activity in Overweight/Obese Military Personnel: A Randomised Controlled Trial.” Appl Psychol Health Well Being 12, no. 1 (March 2020): 101–24. https://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12175.

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Memaryan, Nadereh, Zeinab Ghaempanah, Naser Aghababaei, and Harold G. Koenig. “Integration of Spiritual Care in Hospital Care System in Iran.” J Relig Health 59, no. 1 (February 2020): 82–95. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-019-00864-0.

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Koenig, H. G., T. D. Hill, S. Pirutinsky, and D. H. Rosmarin. “Commentary on “Does Spirituality or Religion Positively Affect Mental Health?”.” International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, January 1, 2020, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/10508619.2020.1766868.

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