Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 183–190 | Cite as

Reflections on Religion and Health Research: An Interview with Dr. Harold G. Koenig

  • Jamie D. Aten
  • Jane E. Schenck


In this interview renowned researcher Harold G. Koenig, MD, MHSc shares his perspective on religion and health research, drawing from his experiences as a researcher, educator and practitioner. Throughout the interview, he highlights significant advances and discusses the gaps and potential weaknesses in the current body of religion and health literature. He also outlines recommendations for the continued advancement of religion and health research. Guidelines are given to guide new investigators interested in becoming religion and health researchers.


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  1. Koenig, H.G. (2006). In the Wake of Disaster: Religious Responses to Terrorism and Catastrophe. West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Foundation PressGoogle Scholar

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© Blanton-Peale Institute 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of Southern MississippiHattiesburgUSA

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