Brett Dahlberg


Brett joined WCMU in February, 2021, as a general assignment reporter. He was previously the health reporter at WXXI Public Broadcasting in Rochester, N.Y., and has filed stories for National Public Radio, IEEE Spectrum, The Village Voice and other outlets.

Brett earned a master’s degree in journalism from the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. He grew up on Washington state’s Kitsap Peninsula and is proud that his cell phone number still carries the 360 area code.

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National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases

As the virus that causes COVID-19 continues to mutate, some vaccines could become less effective, which is leading some researchers to work on universal vaccines that could be effective across all strains.

Alcona Health Center

A Northern Michigan health care provider has started receiving COVID-19 vaccines directly from the federal government.

Morry Gash / AP

Local health districts in Northern Michigan said Thursday they will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility at a faster pace than what's laid out in state guidelines.

Felipe Caparros Cruz / U.S. Government Accountability Office

Even though Michigan farm workers are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, they might be a long way from actually getting shots, an immigrant rights group said on Wednesday.

A continuing shortage of vaccine doses has led local health departments in farm-heavy parts of the state to say they’re still working through the highest-priority vaccination groups of health care workers and people older than 65.

Brett Dahlberg / WCMU News

A Mount Pleasant couple asked the state to simplify the process of getting psychiatric care for children in crisis while testifying before Michigan legislators on Wednesday, saying they wanted to protect other people from what they experienced with their son.

Jay and Jo Ann Gross told a State House Health and Human Services subcommittee that their 15-year-old son stayed two weeks in the emergency room at MidMichigan Medical Center in Alma before they could find him a spot at an appropriate care facility.