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

Koenig, Harold G., Nagy A. Youssef, Donna Ames, Ellen J. Teng, and Terrence D. Hill. “Examining the Overlap Between Moral Injury and PTSD in US Veterans and Active Duty Military.” J Nerv Ment Dis 208, no. 1 (January 2020): 7–12. https://doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0000000000001077.

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Kopacz, Marek S., Donna Ames, and Harold G. Koenig. “It's time to talk about physician burnout and moral injury.” Lancet Psychiatry 6, no. 11 (November 2019): e28. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(19)30385-2.

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31631880
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O’Garo, K. G. N., V. Medley, A. R. Margaretten, C. Udeaja, C. Kooistra, A. Eleanya, and H. G. Koenig. “Medically Induced Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military Personnel and Veterans: An Overview.” Military Behavioral Health 7, no. 4 (October 2, 2019): 426–35. https://doi.org/10.1080/21635781.2019.1598523.

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Ameryoun, Ahmad, Amir H. Pakpour, Mehdi Nikoobakht, Mohsen Saffari, Mahdi Yaseri, Keisha-Gaye N. O’Garo, and Harold G. Koenig. “Effectiveness of an In-Service Education Program to Improve Patient Safety Directed at Surgical Residents: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” J Surg Educ 76, no. 5 (September 2019): 1309–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsurg.2019.03.002.

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Suh, Hyungjun, Terrence D. Hill, and Harold G. Koenig. “Religious Attendance and Biological Risk: A National Longitudinal Study of Older Adults.” J Relig Health 58, no. 4 (August 2019): 1188–1202. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-018-0721-0.

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Hemmati, Rohoullah, Zeinab Bidel, Milad Nazarzadeh, Maryam Valadi, Somayeh Berenji, Elahe Erami, Fatten Al Zaben, et al. “Religion, Spirituality and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: A Matched Case-Control Study and Meta-Analysis.” J Relig Health 58, no. 4 (August 2019): 1203–16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-018-0722-z.

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Clayton-Jones, Dora, Kristin A. Haglund, Jame Schaefer, Harold G. Koenig, and Safiya George Dalmida. “Use of the Spiritual Development Framework in Conducting Spirituality and Health Research with Adolescents.” J Relig Health 58, no. 4 (August 2019): 1259–71. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-018-00752-z.

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Lea, C. R., R. J. P. Oliver, Z. Smothers, N. A. Boucher, N. A. Youssef, D. Ames, F. Volk, E. J. Teng, and H. G. Koenig. “The Moderating Effect of Religious Involvement on the Relationship Between PTSD Symptoms and Physical Pain in U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Military.” Military Behavioral Health 7, no. 3 (July 3, 2019): 327–35. https://doi.org/10.1080/21635781.2018.1526149.

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