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

Kopacz, Marek S., Mary S. Adams, Robert Searle, Harold G. Koenig, and Craig J. Bryan. “A Preliminary Study Examining the Prevalence and Perceived Intensity of Morally Injurious Events in a Veterans Affairs Chaplaincy Spiritual Injury Support Group.” J Health Care Chaplain 25, no. 2 (April 2019): 76–88. https://doi.org/10.1080/08854726.2018.1538655.

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30587079
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Ames, Donna, Zachary Erickson, Nagy A. Youssef, Irina Arnold, Chaplain Sam Adamson, Alexander C. Sones, Justin Yin, et al. “Moral Injury, Religiosity, and Suicide Risk in U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Military with PTSD Symptoms.” Mil Med 184, no. 3–4 (March 1, 2019): e271–78. https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usy148.

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29912418
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AlAhwal, Mahmoud Shaheen, Faten Al Zaben, Mohammad Gamal Sehlo, Doaa Ahmed Khalifa, Jumana Y. Al-Aama, Sherif Edris, Jafar A. Ashy, and Harold G. Koenig. “Depression and telomere length in colorectal cancer patients in Saudi Arabia.” Asian J Psychiatr 40 (February 2019): 130–31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajp.2018.04.039.

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29752006
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Al-Wassia, Rolina, Faten Al-Zaben, Mohammad Gamal Sehlo, and Harold G. Koenig. “Religiosity and Beliefs About the Transmission of Cancer, Chemotherapy, and Radiation Through Physical Contact in Saudi Arabia.” J Relig Health 58, no. 1 (February 2019): 221–35. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-018-00745-y.

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30554303
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Sanaeinasab, H., M. Saffari, S. H. Sajedi, M. Sepandi, S. Al Shohaib, and H. G. Koenig. “The effect of a psycho-educational intervention on weight management in obese military personnel.” Military Psychology 31, no. 1 (January 2, 2019): 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1080/08995605.2018.1522926.

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Sawyer, Amanda T., Stephanie L. Harris, and Harold G. Koenig. “Illness perception and high readmission health outcomes.” Health Psychol Open 6, no. 1 (January 2019): 2055102919844504. https://doi.org/10.1177/2055102919844504.

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31041109
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Saffari, Mohsen, Chung-Ying Lin, Harold G. Koenig, Keisha-Gaye N. O’Garo, Anders Broström, and Amir H. Pakpour. “A Persian version of the Affiliate Stigma Scale in caregivers of people with dementia.” Health Promot Perspect 9, no. 1 (2019): 31–39. https://doi.org/10.15171/hpp.2019.04.

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30788265
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Koenig, Harold G., Nagy A. Youssef, and Michelle Pearce. “Assessment of Moral Injury in Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel With PTSD: A Review.” Front Psychiatry 10 (2019): 443. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00443.

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31316405
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Koenig, Harold G., Donna Ames, and Arndt Büssing. “Editorial: Screening for and Treatment of Moral Injury in Veterans/Active Duty Military With PTSD.” Front Psychiatry 10 (2019): 596. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00596.

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31496962
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