Dr Stella Settumba Stolk


- PhD in Health Economics


- Bsc. in Quantitative Economics (Hons)

Medicine & Health
National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre

I am a health economist with experience in costing of interventions, cost of illness studies, economic evaluations, and outcome valuation of health interventions using discrete choice experiments and the contingent valuation method. I am currently applying these health economic methods in various drug and alcohol research settings including drug treatment, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and various criminal justice pathways. 

My previous work involved economic evaluations of public health interventions to scale up the health system's capacity to treat  various diseases in low income countries including: HIV and other chronic diseases; cost of illness of spinal mascular atrophy in Australia, and valuation of fertility treatments in Australia.

I recently completed a PhD in Health Economics at the Kirby Institute, UNSW. My PhD investigated the societal economic value of interventions for the offender population in Australia.

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Weatherly H; Faria R; Rollinger A; Van den Berg B; Chiwaula L; Kingkaew P; Mejia A; Seeley J; Settumba S; Sandanam S, 2020, 'Economic Evaluation of Social Care and Informal Care Interventions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries', in Global Health Economics: Shaping health policy in low- and middle-income countries, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789813272378_0005
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Weatherly H; Faria R; Rollinger A; van den Berg B; Chiwaula L; Kingkaew P; Mejia A; Seeley J; Settumba S; Sandanam S, 2020, 'Economic evaluation of social care and informal care interventions in low-and middle-income countries', in Global Health Economics: Shaping Health Policy In Low- And Middle-income Countries, pp. 133 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789813272378_0005
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Vinzent A; Fredes-Torres M; Shakeshaft A; Doran CM; Settumba S; Clifford-Motopi A; Tran AD, 2023, 'Health utilities among Aboriginal people attending residential rehabilitation services in New South Wales, Australia: An observational follow-up study', Drug and Alcohol Review, 42, pp. 248 - 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.13586
    Journal articles | 2021
    Settumba S; Butler T; Schofield P; Chambers GM; Shanahan M, 2021, 'Societal preferences for the treatment of impulsive-violent offenders: A discrete choice experiment', BMJ Open, 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033935
    Journal articles | 2021
    Simpson PL; Settumba S; Adily A; Ton B; Butler T, 2021, 'Defining Optimal Post-prison Care for Those With Psychosis: A Delphi Study', Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, pp. 760904, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.760904
    Journal articles | 2020
    Chambers GM; Settumba SN; Carey KA; Cairns A; Menezes MP; Ryan M; Farrar MA, 2020, 'Prenusinersen economic and health-related quality of life burden of spinal muscular atrophy', Neurology, 95, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000009715
    Journal articles | 2019
    Pineda-Antunez C; Martinez-Silva G; Cerecero-Garcia D; Alexander L; Cameron DB; Chiwevu C; Dandona L; Obure CD; Forsythe S; Nguyen VT; Settumba S; Tchuenche M; Van Minh H; Kahn JG; Gomez G; Sweeney S; Vassall A; Bollinger L; Levin C; Bautista-Arredondo S, 2019, 'Meta-analysis of average costs of HIV testing and counselling and voluntary medical male circumcision across thirteen countries', African Journal of AIDS Research, 18, pp. 341 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/16085906.2019.1679850
    Journal articles | 2019
    Settumba SN; Shanahan M; Botha W; Ramli MZ; Chambers GM, 2019, 'Reliability and Validity of the Contingent Valuation Method for Estimating Willingness to Pay: A Case of In Vitro Fertilisation', Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 17, pp. 103 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40258-018-0433-3
    Journal articles | 2019
    Settumba SN; Shanahan M; Butler T; Schofield P; Lafferty L; Simpson P; Chambers G, 2019, 'Developing Attributes and Attribute-Levels for a Discrete-Choice Experiment: An Example for Interventions of Impulsive Violent Offenders.', Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40258-019-00484-5
    Journal articles | 2019
    Settumba SN; Shanahan M; Chambers GM; Schofield P; Butler T, 2019, 'Assessing societal and offender perspectives on the value of offender healthcare: A stated preference research protocol', BMJ Open, 9, pp. e024899, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024899
    Journal articles | 2018
    Settumba SN; Chambers GM; Shanahan M; Schofield P; Butler T, 2018, 'Are We Getting Value for Money from Behavioral Interventions for Offenders? A Research Note Reviewing the Economic Evaluation Literature', American Journal of Criminal Justice, 43, pp. 411 - 431, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12103-017-9399-1
    Journal articles | 2018
    Soremekun S; Kasteng F; Lingam R; Vassall A; Kertho E; Settumba S; Etou PL; Nanyonjo A; Asbroek GT; Kallander K; Kirkwood B, 2018, 'Variation in the quality and out-of-pocket cost of treatment for childhood malaria, diarrhoea, and pneumonia: Community and facility based care in rural Uganda', PLoS ONE, 13, pp. e0200543, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200543
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kasteng F; Settumba S; Källander K; Vassall A, 2016, 'Valuing the work of unpaid community health workers and exploring the incentives to volunteering in rural Africa', Health Policy and Planning, 31, pp. 205 - 216, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czv042
    Journal articles | 2015
    Settumba SN; Sweeney S; Seeley J; Biraro S; Mutungi G; Munderi P; Grosskurth H; Vassall A, 2015, 'The health system burden of chronic disease care: An estimation of provider costs of selected chronic diseases in Uganda', Tropical Medicine and International Health, 20, pp. 781 - 790, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tmi.12487
    Journal articles | 2003
    Settumba N; Garrick SC, 2003, 'Direct numerical simulation of nanoparticle coagulation in a temporal mixing layer via a moment method', Journal of Aerosol Science, 34, pp. 149 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0021-8502(02)00147-7
  • Reports | 2020
    Shakeshaft A; Economidis G; D'Este C; Oldmeadow C; Dam Anh T; Nalukwago S; Jopson W; Farnbach S, 2020, The application of Functional Family Therapy-Child Welfare (FFT-CW®) and Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN®) to NSW: an early evaluation of processes, outcomes and economics., NDARC, Sydney
    Reports | 2020
    Simpson P; Stolk SS; Adily A; Ton B; Butler T, 2020, Defining optimal post-prison care in New South Wales for those with psychosis
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Nalukwago SS, 2019, 'Societal value of interventions for impulsive-violent offenders based on the ReINVEST study', presented at Justice Health Conference 2019, Sydney, Australia, 09 April 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Stolk SS, 2018, 'A contingent valuation study to determine societal and offenders’ value for the treatment of impulsive violent offenders', presented at 40th Annual Australian Health Economics Society Conference, Hobart, Australia, 25 September 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Stolk SS, 2018, 'What type of treatment program for impulsive violent offenders will encourage societal support and increase offender uptake?', presented at Law enforcement and public health, Toronto, Canada, 21 October 2018 - 24 October 2018, https://leph2018toronto.com/
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Stolk SS, 2017, 'Economic evaluation of offender treatment programs: A systematic review of the literature with a focus on behavioural studies', presented at Applied Research in Crime and Justice Conference, Sydney, Australia, 15 February 2017 - 16 February 2017, https://www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au/Pages/bocsar_seminar_series/2017-Conference-slides.aspx