Jake Lawler-Schwartz has worked as a biomechanist for the Nike Sports Research Lab since 2014. He manages a biomechanics and applied sport sciences lab at Michael Johnson Performance in McKinney, Texas, working in parallel with MJP’s staff as well as that of professional and collegiate teams and athletes. As part of the Sport Performance Insights group, his work focuses primarily on using advanced technologies to assess and monitor elite athletes to optimize performance and return from injury. He also leads and executes research projects to inform the footwear design and development process through the use of biomechanical tools and performance measurement. Jake serves as a consultant to Michael Johnson Performance in the realms of sport performance science and technology, as much of his early educational background focused specifically on strength and conditioning.