Boston-Area Health Scholars (BAHS) brings together social scientists, epidemiologists, medical scholars and other faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students who study health, broadly defined. The group began in Fall 2019 as a forum for bringing together medical sociologists from the greater Boston area to present their research, discuss new articles, and participate in professional development workshops. This group, Boston-Area Medical Sociologists (BAMS), expanded its focus to include a broader range of scholars, and was renamed BAHS in Fall 2021. The group originally represented scholars from Boston-area schools including Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis, Brown,  Harvard, Northeastern, Simmons, UMass-Boston, and more. We now have participants from throughout the U.S. who participate via Zoom. BAHS is eager to return to its original “live” format, meeting monthly in the BU Sociology department for dinner, drinks, and discussion! Please sign up for BAHS here, and reach out to Deborah Carr ( for further information, or to speak at an upcoming event.