Dr. Harold Koenig

Dr. Harold Koenig

Director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health
Duke University Medical Center


How religious and spiritual involvement can influence mental and physical health—both positively and negatively

in the news

Anger Management Techniques

Looking for a way to ease her anxiety and soothe her rage, Rachael Combe finds herself at the crossroads between God and science.
— Elle

Role of Spirituality in Healing Has Its Advocates But It's Hard to Prove 

Several studies suggest that patients commonly rely on their religious beliefs to cope with serious medical illnesses. Some say their faith led to an actual physical cure. But the difficulty of measuring faith empirically makes it impossible to say definitively whether or how religion or spirituality affects physical health
— The Oregonian



Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health
Box 3400 Duke University Medical Center
Busse Building, Suite 0505
Durham, North Carolina 27710

Phone: 919-681-6633
Fax: 919-684-8569
Email: Harold.Koenig@dm.duke.edu