Luke Joseph Peppone, Ph.D.

Luke Joseph Peppone, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 704
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Peppone joined the faculty of the University of Rochester in 2007 as a Research Assistant Professor. Dr. Peppone earned his doctoral degree in Epidemiology and Community from Social and Preventative Medicine at SUNY Buffalo.



Dr. Peppone's research focuses on the use of nutritional supplementation and exercise to treat the symptoms and side effects of cancer and its related treatment. Nutritional supplements of interest for Dr. Peppone's research include vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, and guarana. Forms of exercise of interest for Dr. Peppone's research include aerobic activity, resistance training, yoga, and Tai Chi. Dr. Peppone has investigated various side effects including cancer-treatment-induced bone loss, arthralgias, fatigue, cognitive difficulties, and sleep problems.

Dr. Peppone has authored or co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed journal publications. He is also an ad-hoc reviewer for more than 10 journals. Dr. Peppone gives frequent guest lectures at the University of Rochester. He is also very involved with the cancer advocacy community and has given numerous local and national presentations on a variety of cancer related topics.

Awards & Honors (National)

National Institutes of Health Clinical Investigator Loan Repayment Award | National Institutes of Health 2011 - Present
Merit Award, Breast Cancer Symposium | American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) | San Francisco, CA 2009
Citation Award | Society of Behavioral Medicine | Seattle, WA 2010
Outstanding Abstract | American Society of Preventive Oncology | Washington, DC 2010
Young Investigator Award | Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer | Vancouver, BC 2010
Outstanding Abstract | American Society of Preventive Oncology | Las Vegas, NV 2011

Awards & Honors (Local)

Outstanding Poster, Scientific Symposium, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center | University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2009
Outstanding Poster, Scientific Symposium, James P. Wilmot Cancer Center | University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2007
Cancer Control & Prevention Fellow | National Cancer Institute 2007 - 2010
Honors, B.A. in Health and Society | University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 1999

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, Cancer Control (SMD) - Primary
Assistant Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD)

Education

MPH | Public Health | University of Rochester2010
PhD | Epidemiology | University at Buffalo, The State University of New York2007
MS | Epidemiology | University at Buffalo, The State University of New York2005
BA | Health and Society | University of Rochester1999