We work with the U.S. Air Force.

We leverage machine learning and data science to promote the health, readiness, and performance of US Air Force pilots, and that same technology powers our commercial software for providers and members.

We work with the U.S. Air Force.

We leverage machine learning and data science to promote the health, readiness, and performance of US Air Force pilots, and that same technology powers our commercial software for providers and members.

Machine Learning in the Commercial Healthcare Space

For people living with chronic inflammatory disease, understanding the progression of the illness can feel like flying blind. Other than obvious changes in pain, energy, or other symptoms, they often do no know how their body is responding to treatment. The human body is always communicating to us how it is doing through shifts in biometric patterns and spikes in inflammation. But how does a person with chronic inflammatory disease know on a day-to-day basis? By powering our commercial software with the same technology we are building for Airmen and their medical care teams, we help people with chronic inflammatory disease tap into their body’s internal rhythms and point them toward behavioral choices that will have the most impact on improving quality of life.

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission, Vision, and Values

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to improve the treatment and diagnosis process for difficult-to-manage conditions like autoimmune disease. We develop solutions to capture insights on patients’ health that lead to more precise and effective care.

OUR VISION

We envision a world where underserved patients receive precise care and are restored to engage fully in their lives.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to improve the treatment and diagnosis process for difficult-to-manage conditions like autoimmune disease. We develop solutions to capture insights on patients’ health that lead to more precise and effective care.

OUR VISION

We envision a world where underserved patients receive precise care and are restored to engage fully in their lives.

OUR VALUES

Blazing New Trails

That means we are not satisfied with the standard way of doing things. We want to play a part in creating a new world, so we take risks and venture into uncharted territory.

Making Consistent Progress & Celebrating the Journey Along the Way

That means we care about making sure the efforts we put toward achieving our goals are sustainable, and we care about taking the time to appreciate small victories.

Benefitting Others

We are committed to being responsible stewards and serving our employees, customers, investors, partners, and communities. We are passionate about generating a net positive effect in healthcare by improving patients’ quality of life and reducing the economic burden of care.

Our Team

Say hello to the Adyptation staff.

Ella Baldwin

Ella Baldwin

UI/UX Designer

Ella leads design for Adyptation’s mobile and web products, and commercial website. She ensures design consistency across the company.

Karen Cornelissen

Customer Success Manager

Karen is the customer success manager. She manages operations to ensure product development is aligned with commercial initiatives.

Raymond Cox

Raymond Cox

Software Engineer

Raymond is a Software Engineer who specializes in mobile app development and thrives on the fast-paced energy of startups.

Joshua Drumm

Joshua Drumm

Software Engineer

Josh is a Software Engineer who specializes in front-end development. He works on Adyptation’s websites and mobile app.

Melanie Gravitt

Customer Success Manager

Melanie uses her strengths in communicating to enhance member experience and improve Adyptation’s ability to obtain positive outcomes with all partners.

Steve Helms

Chief Information Officer

Steve has more than 20 years of experience in the application of machine learning. He has been the lead technologist in growing companies.

Hailey Jankord

Design Intern

Hailey works on product design and brand design. She supports the product development team.

Ryan Jankord

Ryan Jankord

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Ryan has 20 years of experience in academic and government research. He is an advisor for digital health startups.

James Peterman

Data Scientist

Jim is a Data Scientist with a passion for helping individuals improve their health and wellbeing. He leads the analysis and design of machine learning models for Adyptation.

Morgan Zalla

Junior Business Development & Partner Associate

Morgan is a Junior BD Associate for Adyptation. She is a senior at WKU, majoring in Corporate & Organizational Communications and double minoring in sales & psychology.

Ella Baldwin

Ella Baldwin

UI/UX Designer

Ella leads design for Adyptation’s mobile and web products, and commercial website. She ensures design consistency across the company.

Karen Cornelissen

Product Team Manager

Karen is the product team manager. She manages operations to ensure product development is aligned with commercial initiatives.

Raymond Cox

Raymond Cox

Senior Software Engineer

Raymond is a Software Engineer who specializes in mobile app development and thrives on the fast-paced energy of startups.

Joshua Drumm

Josh Drumm

Software Engineer

Josh is a Software Engineer who specializes in front-end development. He works on Adyptation’s websites and mobile app.

Melanie Gravitt

Customer Success Manager

Melanie uses her strengths in communicating to enhance member experience and improve Adyptation’s ability to obtain positive outcomes with all partners.

Steve Helms

Chief Information Officer

Steve has more than 20 years of experience in the application of machine learning. He has been the lead technologist in growing companies.

Hailey Jankord

Design Intern

Hailey works on product design and brand design. She supports the product development team.

Ryan Jankord

Ryan Jankord

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Ryan has 20 years of experience in academic and government research. He is an advisor for digital health startups.

James Peterman

Data Scientist

Jim is a Data Scientist with a passion for helping individuals improve their health and wellbeing. He leads the analysis and design of machine learning models for Adyptation.

Morgan Zalla

Junior Business Development & Partner Associate

Morgan is a Junior BD Associate for Adyptation. She is a senior at WKU, majoring in Corporate & Organizational Communications and double minoring in sales & psychology.

Interested in joining the team? Check out our open opportunities!

Our Advisors

Pharmacy Benefits Experts

Kyle Fields

CEO, Appro-Rx

Owner: Waynesville Pharmacy

Appro-Rx is a growing Health Information Technology (HIT) company dedicated to payer medical cost reduction and improvement in patient health outcomes via their provider network.

Josh Richardson

PharmD: VP Pharmaceutical Programs, Prescryptive

Former: Express Scripts, Anthem, Walgreens

Josh Richardson is a C-suite professional with extensive experience achieving organizational results for global healthcare entities.

Alex Whitacre

Business Development Exec, Prescryptive

Pharmaceutical Consultant; Former: GoGoMeds

Alex is an experienced Chief Strategy Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry. 

Kyle Fields

CEO, Appro-Rx

Owner: Waynesville Pharmacy

Appro-Rx is a growing Health Information Technology (HIT) company dedicated to payer medical cost reduction and improvement in patient health outcomes via their provider network.

Josh Richardson

PharmD: VP Pharmaceutical Programs, Prescryptive

Former: Express Scripts, Anthem, Walgreens

Josh Richardson is a C-suite professional with extensive experience achieving organizational results for global healthcare entities.

Alex Whitacre

Business Development Exec, Prescryptive

Pharmaceutical Consultant; Former: GoGoMeds

Alex is an experienced Chief Strategy Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry. 

Digital Health Technology Experts

Heidi Dohse

(Formerly) Google Cloud Healthcare

Digital Health Advisor to FDA

Heidi Dohse partners with physicians and researchers worldwide to provide insights regarding the patient experience and ideas for engagement.

Vinitha Ramnathan

Product Strategy Lead

SR Health

Vinitha Ramnathan is a healthcare leader with 20 years of product and program management experience in start-ups and Fortune 20 companies.

J.D. Whitlock

Chief Information Officer

Dayton Children’s Hospital

J.D. Whitlock is passionate about turning better data into better healthcare. As CIO of Dayton Children’s Hospital, he leads a team that supports a $400M pediatric integrated delivery network.

Heidi Dohse

(Formerly) Google Cloud Healthcare

Digital Health Advisor to FDA

Heidi Dohse partners with physicians and researchers worldwide to provide insights regarding the patient experience and ideas for engagement.

Vinitha Ramnathan

Product Strategy Lead

SR Health

Vinitha Ramnathan is a healthcare leader with 20 years of product and program management experience in start-ups and Fortune 20 companies.

J.D. Whitlock

Chief Information Officer

Dayton Children’s Hospital

J.D. Whitlock is passionate about turning better data into better healthcare. As CIO of Dayton Children’s Hospital, he leads a team that supports a $400M pediatric integrated delivery network.

Medical Advisors

Dr. Lou Flaspohler

MD: Rheumatologist

The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati)

Dr. Lou Flaspohler, is a rheumatologist in Cincinnati, Ohio. One of Lou’s driving hypotheses is that by focusing on a foundation of promoting wellbeing, we can prevent waves of disease.

Dr. Diana Girnita

MD: Rheumatologist

Rheumatologist OnCall, University of Cincinnati

Diana Girnita MD, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of Rheumatologist OnCall, the only specialized, physician-led direct care rheumatology company.

Dr. Jeff Kreikemeier

MD: Gastroenterologist

PostRx Healthcare

Dr. Jeff Kreikemeier is the Founder of PostRx Healthcare which provides innovative, relationship-based digestive healthcare to improve each patient’s quality of life.

Dr. Nathan Morris

MD: Chief Medical Officer

Atrium Innovations (Nestle)

Dr. Nathan Morris is a family-practice doctor who leverages functional medicine to not only recognize symptoms of disease but to find their causes.

Dr. Lou Flaspohler

MD: Rheumatologist

The Christ Hospital (Cincinnati)

Dr. Lou Flaspohler, is a rheumatologist in Cincinnati, Ohio. One of Lou’s driving hypotheses is that by focusing on a foundation of promoting wellbeing, we can prevent waves of disease.

Dr. Diana Girnita

MD: Rheumatologist

Rheumatologist OnCall, University of Cincinnati

Diana Girnita MD, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of Rheumatologist OnCall, the only specialized, physician-led direct care rheumatology company.

Dr. Jeff Kreikemeier

MD: Gastroenterologist

PostRx Healthcare

Dr. Jeff Kreikemeier is the Founder of PostRx Healthcare which provides innovative, relationship-based digestive healthcare to improve each patient’s quality of life.

Dr. Nathan Morris

MD: Chief Medical Officer

Atrium Innovations (Nestle)

Dr. Nathan Morris is a family-practice doctor who leverages functional medicine to not only recognize symptoms of disease but to find their causes.

Our Partners

NSIN
The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) is a network that adapts to the emerging needs of those who serve in the defense of our national security. NSIN is dedicated to the work of bringing together defense, academic, and entrepreneurial innovators to solve national security problems in new ways. Adyptation participated in the NSIN-funded FedTech Startup Studio in the spring of 2018 in Washington D.C.
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AFRL
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) conducts research and development for the Air Force to give the military new capabilities and to give the Air Force an advantage in war. AFRL is located in multiple bases across the country. Its primary headquarters are at the Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. It is responsible for approximately $4B in federal funding. AFRL consists of multiple directorates that focus on a group of core capabilities, including human performance. Ryan Jankord was the recipient of an Entrepreneurial Opportunities Program (EOP) award that provided him a year sabbatical to explore potential applications of AFRL human performance technology in commercial settings. As a result, Ryan formed Adyptation and stepped back from his work with the Air Force to build the company.
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711th Human Performance Wing
The 711th Human Performance Wing is a unique combination of the Airman Systems Directorate and the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM). It leverages a powerful combination of ideas, resources, and technologies to lead the world in the study and advancement of human performance. The 711th Human Performance Wing is located at the Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. Ryan Jankord was a civilian scientist in the 711th Wing from 2010–2018. Ryan led a team of researchers to explore how the brain, biology, and genetics impact the ability of the human body to achieve peak performance. Richard Chapleau, PhD, is a scientist with the personalized medicine program for the USAFSAM. He is an important collaborator overseeing progress on our SBIR Phase II award.
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OCEAN
OCEAN equips entrepreneurs with tools and resources to build and grow businesses with a particular focus on foundational components like character and purpose. Ryan Jankord participated in the OCEAN small business training program in spring of 2018. Any business owner can sign up with and receive general support from OCEAN. Any business owner can sign up for and get general support to get started. However, companies must apply to participate in OCEAN's renown accelerator program. Adyptation was accepted to the accelerator program in the spring of 2019. Adyptation was one of the seven companies that OCEAN selected from approximately 200 applications. Adyptation was the only company that OCEAN selected from Ohio, and about half of the companies that OCEAN selected are international. OCEAN Capital provided $50K of capital, the first private investment money that Adyptation received.
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Main Street Ventures
Main Street Ventures (MSV) is an Ohio Entrepreneurial Services Provider (ESP) that supports the emerging businesses that show potential to create jobs and opportunities in the Cincinnati region. MSV awarded Adyptation $30K in December 2019 to support product development.
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Our Partners

NSIN
The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) is a network that adapts to the emerging needs of those who serve in the defense of our national security. NSIN is dedicated to the work of bringing together defense, academic, and entrepreneurial innovators to solve national security problems in new ways. Adyptation participated in the NSIN-funded FedTech Startup Studio in the spring of 2018 in Washington D.C.
Visit NSIN
AFRL
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) conducts research and development for the Air Force to give the military new capabilities and to give the Air Force an advantage in war. AFRL is located in multiple bases across the country. Its primary headquarters are at the Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. It is responsible for approximately $4B in federal funding. AFRL consists of multiple directorates that focus on a group of core capabilities, including human performance. Ryan Jankord was the recipient of an Entrepreneurial Opportunities Program (EOP) award that provided him a year sabbatical to explore potential applications of AFRL human performance technology in commercial settings. As a result, Ryan formed Adyptation and stepped back from his work with the Air Force to build the company.
Visit AFRL
711th Human Performance Wing
The 711th Human Performance Wing is a unique combination of the Airman Systems Directorate and the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM). It leverages a powerful combination of ideas, resources, and technologies to lead the world in the study and advancement of human performance. The 711th Human Performance Wing is located at the Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Dayton, Ohio. Ryan Jankord was a civilian scientist in the 711th Wing from 2010 – 2018. Ryan led a team of researchers to explore how the brain, biology, and genetics impact the ability of the human body to achieve peak performance. Richard Chapleau, PhD, is a scientist with the personalized medicine program for the USAFSAM. He is an important collaborator overseeing progress on our SBIR Phase II award.
Visit 711th Human Performance Wing
OCEAN
OCEAN equips entrepreneurs with tools and resources to build and grow businesses with a particular focus on foundational components like character and purpose. Ryan Jankord participated in the OCEAN small business training program in spring of 2018. Any business owner can sign up with and receive general support from OCEAN. Any business owner can sign up for and get general support to get started. However, companies must apply to participate in OCEAN's renown accelerator program. Adyptation was accepted to the accelerator program in the spring of 2019. Adyptation was one of the seven companies that OCEAN selected from approximately 200 applications. Adyptation was the only company that OCEAN selected from Ohio, and about half of the companies that OCEAN selected are international. OCEAN Capital provided $50K of capital, the first private investment money that Adyptation received.
Visit OCEAN
Main Street Ventures
Main Street Ventures (MSV) is an Ohio Entrepreneurial Services Provider (ESP) that supports the emerging businesses that show potential to create jobs and opportunities in the Cincinnati region. MSV awarded Adyptation $30K in December 2019 to support product development.
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Air Force Origins

Our CEO and founder, Ryan Jankord, launched Adyptation in 2017, but before that, he was working at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), which is based out of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. As a physiologist and later the director of Neurobiology of Cognitive Performance, Ryan oversaw research with the Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing to investigate the ways in which stress and other environmental factors influence the ability of the human body to perform at a high operational tempo. Naturally, the US Air Force has a vested interest in this sort of research: Findings can inform how the military can better train and treat its Airmen so that pilots can maintain peak performance levels and therefore mission readiness. 

Air Force Origins

Our CEO and founder, Ryan Jankord, launched Adyptation in 2017, but before that, he was working at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), which is based out of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. As a physiologist and later the director of Neurobiology of Cognitive Performance, Ryan oversaw research with the Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing to investigate the ways in which stress and other environmental factors influence the ability of the human body to perform at a high operational tempo. Naturally, the US Air Force has a vested interest in this sort of research: Findings can inform how the military can better train and treat its Airmen so that pilots can maintain peak performance levels and therefore mission readiness.