Dr. Luke Peppone is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester. He 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 his 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.