Eve Hart Rice, ’73 B.A., M.D.
Eve Hart Rice, M.D., is an author, artist, psychiatrist, and co-president and treasurer of the Rice Family Foundation.
Dr. Rice, a member of the first four-year coeducational class of Yale College, spent twelve years as a freelance author and artist of children’s books, writing and/or illustrating eighteen titles for HarperCollins, Macmillan, and other publishers after earning her B.A. She subsequently earned an M.D. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed a residency in psychiatry at Cornell University. She then served as a staff psychiatrist, an inpatient unit chief, outpatient pharmacologist, and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Rice’s philanthropic work has focused on grant-making in the arts, education, health, and the environment. This has included efforts at Yale to help build an urban studies program, foster public service careers for women, support collections at the Yale University Art Gallery and libraries, and promote international research experiences for students. Dr. Rice served on the University Council from 1998 until 2014 and was its president from 2011 to 2014. She was awarded the Yale Medal in 2009 and helped found YaleWomen, a Yale Alumni Association shared interest group for all alumnae. She was elected an alumni fellow in 2015.