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

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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Reyes-Ortiz, Carlos A., Claudia Payan, Geraldine Altamar, Fernando Gomez, and Harold G. Koenig. “Religiosity and self-rated health among older adults in Colombia.” Colomb Med (Cali) 50, no. 2 (June 30, 2019): 67–76. https://doi.org/10.25100/cm.v50i2.4012.

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31607764
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Koenig, Harold G., Nagy A. Youssef, Donna Ames, Rev John P. Oliver, Fred Volk, Ellen J. Teng, and Terrence D. Hill. “Dimensions of Religiosity and PTSD Symptom Clusters in US Veterans and Active Duty Military.” J Relig Health 58, no. 3 (June 2019): 805–22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-019-00817-7.

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30989450
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Alghalayini, Kamal W., Faten N. Al-Zaben, Mohammad G. Sehlo, and Harold G. Koeni. “Effects of a structured heart failure program on quality of life and frequency of hospital admission in Saudi Arabia.” Saudi Med J 40, no. 6 (June 2019): 582–89. https://doi.org/10.15537/smj.2019.6.24211.

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Saffari, Mohsen, Hormoz Sanaeinasab, Hossein Masoumbeigi, Amir H. Pakpour, Keisha N. O’Garo, and Harold G. Koenig. “An Education-Based Text Messaging Program to Improve Nurses' Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice Related to Nosocomial Infections in Intensive Care Settings.” J Contin Educ Nurs 50, no. 5 (May 1, 2019): 211–17. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20190416-07.

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Wang, Z., H. Chen, H. Koenig, and M. R. Phillips. “Relationship of religiosity to mental health literacy, stigma, social distance, and occupational restrictiveness in Ningxia Province, China.” Mental Health, Religion and Culture 22, no. 4 (April 21, 2019): 400–415. https://doi.org/10.1080/13674676.2019.1593338.

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Smothers, Zachary Paul Wargo, Jennifer Young Tu, Colleen Grochowski, and Harold G. Koenig. “Efficacy of an educational intervention on students' attitudes regarding spirituality in healthcare: a cohort study in the USA.” Bmj Open 9, no. 4 (April 4, 2019): e026358. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026358.

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30948601
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He, Z., Z. Z. Wang, B. Lew, A. T. Mansor, Z. Jie, and H. G. Koenig. “Moderating Effects of Religiosity on the Relationship Between Trauma and Suicidal Behaviors Among College Students in Northwest China.” Sage Open 9, no. 2 (April 1, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244019859087.

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Sens, Guilherme Ramos, Gina Andrade Abdala, Maria Dyrce Dias Meira, Silvana Bueno, and Harold G. Koenig. “Religiosity and Physician Lifestyle from a Family Health Strategy.” J Relig Health 58, no. 2 (April 2019): 628–38. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-018-0619-x.

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29681006
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