We work with the U.S. Air Force.

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

Who We Are


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.


We envision a world where all patients receive precise care. We believe old, ineffective care programs should be replaced by intelligent, patient-centric solutions that integrate data science, technology, and engaged clinicians so all patients have a chance to reach remission.


Blazing New Trails

We are not satisfied with the standard way of doing things. Our part in creating a new world involves taking risk and venturing into uncharted territory.

Enjoying the Journey

Our big vision for disrupting
healthcare involves a long timeframe. Thus, we celebrate wins along the way and take time to enjoy the journey as a team.

Benefitting Others

We are committed to generating a net positive impact on healthcare by improving lives and reducing spend. We passionately serve our employees, customers, partners, and communities.

Our Team

Say hello to the Adyptation executive 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.

Steve Helms


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

Melanie Gravitt

Vice President, Client Success

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

Karen Cornelissen

Vice President, Operations

Karen oversees operations to ensure product development is aligned with commercial initiatives.

Our Advisors

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.

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 U.S. 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. 

Our Partners


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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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 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.

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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