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


Koenig, H. G. Hinduism and Mental Health: Beliefs, Research, and Clinical Applications, n.d.


Koenig, Harold G., Christopher M. O’Connor, Steven A. Guarisco, K Michael Zabel, and Stephen M. Ford. “Depressive Disorder in Older Medical Inpatients on General Medicine and Cardiology Services at a University Teaching Hospital.” Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 1, no. 3 (n.d.): 197–210. https://doi.org/10.1097/00019442-199300130-00004.

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Saffari, Mohsen, Maryam K. Naderi, Crystal N. Piper, and Harold G. Koenig. “Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory in People With Hepatitis B Infection: Cross-cultural Adaptation and Psychometric Evaluation of the Persian Version.” Gastroenterol Nurs 40, no. 5 (n.d.): 380–92. https://doi.org/10.1097/SGA.0000000000000250.

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Ameryoun, Ahmad, Hormoz Sanaeinasab, Mohsen Saffari, and Harold G. Koenig. “Impact of Game-Based Health Promotion Programs on Body Mass Index in Overweight/Obese Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.” Child Obes 14, no. 2 (n.d.): 67–80. https://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2017.0250.

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Brewer-Smyth, Kathleen, Katherine Kafonek, and Harold G. Koenig. “A Pilot Study on Sleep Quality, Forgiveness, Religion, Spirituality, and General Health of Women Living in a Homeless Mission.” Holist Nurs Pract 34, no. 1 (n.d.): 49–56. https://doi.org/10.1097/HNP.0000000000000362.

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